Theodore "Ted" Burress, 78, of Huntsville, passed away September 29, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in the Straight Fork community, October 10, 1934, he was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas N. and Dessie Jeffers Burress; several brothers and sisters, and the mother of his children, Opal Alene Burchfield Burress.

He is survived by his wife Judy Burress of Huntsville; son, Terry Burress and wife, Linda, of Virginia; daughter, Sherry Phillips and husband, Tim, of Huntsville; step-daughter, Barbie Massengale and husband, Gerald, of Sweetwater; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, brothers: Tommy Burress and wife, Rosalee, of Huntsville, and Ervin Burress and wife, Evelyn, of Norris; sisters: Lois Williams of Ohio, Delvine Bridges of Huntsville, and Victoria Cross of Kentucky; special friends, Clifford and Dorothy Loggins of the New River community; and many other relatives.

Memorial service was conducted October 1, at Low Gap Baptist Church with Bro. James Taylor officiating.

West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.