Hugh Judson Burroughs

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1891 - 1974



A veteran minister of the church, Hugh Judson Burroughs, died December 20 at Jasper, Tenn. where he had lived in retirement for several years. He was 83.

Since his ordination in 1920 he had served CP churches in Tennessee, the last being the Jasper church from 1948 to 1966 when he retired.

Services were held at Jasper with Marvin Wilkins officiating and at Kelso with E. Thach Shauf of Dyersburg, Tenn. officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Arnold Burroughs, two daughters, Mr. Ora Mae Ford and Mrs. Lorraine Potter, both of Chattanooga; five sons, Amos Burroughs, of Atlanta; and four who are ministers: R. E. Burroughs, Kelso; Raymon Burroughs, McKenzie, Tenn.; Courtney Burroughs, [sic: Cortley] Alton, Ill.; and William Burroughs, Mattoon, Ill. Ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, February 1, 1975, page 3]

H. J. Burroughs, Dixon, Miss.
Candidate - Mississippi Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1910, page 249]

The Burroughs Family of Preachers

PICTURED ABOVE is the "man power" of the Hugh J. Burroughs family, all ministers except one and he is an elder. LEFT TO RIGHT: Rev. Hugh J. Burroughs, father, pastor of the Jasper, Tenn. church; Ewen, [sic: Ewing] an elder in the Red Bank church, Chattanooga; Rev. Raymon, dean of Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn.; Rev. Courtley, [sic: Cortley] pastor of the Pana, Ill., Presbyterian church; Rev. Amos, recent B.D. graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Religion, and pastor of the Petersburg, Tenn., and Coker, Ala., churches; and Rev. William, recent A.B. graduate of Bethel College and pastor of the Ebenezer church, Mason, Tenn.

"We can think of no more potential power for Christ and his cause than this one family," states Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pylant, Petersburg, Tenn., who made this picture available for use here.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, June 20, 1950, page 4]

Burroughs Family Information

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