RESCUE - Mrs. Bessie S. Schools, 101, of Rescue and formerly of St. Stephens Church passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard M. Schools, Sr., seven brothers, one sister and her son in laws, Kenny Stone and Donald Epperley. Bessie was a lifelong member of Upper King and Queen Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Richard M. Schools, Jr. (Anne) of St. Stephens Church; two daughters, Patricia S. Epperley of Rescue and Annie Stone Kleese (Richard) of St. Stephens Church; five grandchildren, Michael and David Epperley, Kevin Schools, Kenneth Ray and Keith Stone; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Jeremy and Lauren Epperley, Jordan Schools, Gavin, Sean and Jacob Stone; one great-great-grandson, Levi Epperley and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Upper King and Queen Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at the Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Upper King and Queen Baptist Church, P O Box 40, Newtown, VA 23126.
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Published in Daily Press on Dec. 19, 2013