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Erman Busby

May 12, 1924 — December 5, 2016

Bessemermer City, North Carolina

Erman Dewitt Busby, 92, of Bessemer City, passed away December 5, 2016, at the North Carolina State Veterans Nursing Home in Salisbury, NC. He was born on May 12, 1924, in Prince George County, VA, to the late Frank and Lillie Howell Busby.

Erman was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Bessemer City where he served as deacon and usher. He worked at Osage Mill and later retired from Firestone Mill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Italy and North Africa during World War II. As a result of his injuries in combat, he received the Purple Heart.

He is survived by his son, Jim Busby and wife Janice; grandson, Chris Busby and Rachel Herrick; his great-granddaughter, Margaret (Maggie) Sage Busby-Herrick; also his special caregiver, Girlta Robinson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Holland Busby, and by his brother, Willard L. Busby.

Erman's family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm at First Baptist Family Life Center and other times at his son's home.

The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Sanctuary with Rev. Tom Ravan and Dr. Charles Brawley officiating.

Interment will follow at Bessemer City Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 397, Bessemer City, NC 28016.

  • Visitation

    December 08, 2016
    1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    First Baptist Church Family Life Center

    107 E. Washington Avenue
    Bessemer City, NC
  • Funeral Service

    December 08, 2016
    2:00 PM

    First Baptist Church

    107 E. Washington Avenue
    Bessemer City, NC
  • Interment

    Westview Gardens

    1123 Edgewood Road, NC
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