Originally created 11/29/00

Mr. Edward Birten Sr.



WARTHEN, Ga. - Mr. Edward Birten Sr., 86, of Georgia Highway 15 North, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Sparta Healthcare, Sparta.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry L. Tanner officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Birten, a native of Washington County, had retired as a press dresser.

Survivors include four sons, Edward Burten Jr., Willie Fred Birten, Herman Burten and Eddie Ronnie Andrews, all of Warthen; a daughter, Vivian B. Raye, Warthen; two sisters, Annie Mae Wiley and Claudie Flemmings, both of Warthen; and 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Nov. 29, 2000