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Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 6:01 am

Mrs. Elizabeth Burch Rochester, age 86, of Shannon, passed away January 10, 2017.

Mrs. Rochester was born March 20, 1930, in Shannon, Ga. a daughter of the late Lester and Clemmie Burch. She was a graduate of Model School, a lifelong member and pianist of Shannon Congregational Holiness Church (now Grace Fellowship in Shannon). Mrs. Rochester was employed earlier in her life at Klopman Mills. She was a homemaker, and worked alongside her husband in their business, Rochester Woodwork. Mrs. Rochester was preceded in death by daughter, Susan Rochester Davis; brothers, Roy, Jesse, Oscar, Earnest Burch and sister, Pearl Knight.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Curtis Rochester; daughters, Fran Williams, and Joy (Donny) Chupp; granddaughters, Christie Martin, Beth Costlow, Mary Elizabeth Johns, Hannah Addis, and grandson, Andy Davis; sister, Geneva Culberson, and sister-in-law, Faye Burch; also surviving are great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 13, 2017 at Grace Fellowship, 46 Gaines Road, Shannon, Ga. with Rev. Kenneth Vanderford, and Rev. Hayward Clark , officiating. Interment will follow in Floyd Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Grace Fellowship, 46 Gaines Road Shannon, Ga.

Donations may be made to Grace Fellowship or the family will accept flowers.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Parnick Jennings, Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 2750 Shorter Ave. Rome, Ga. 30165 has charge of arrangements.