GASTONIA - Bessie Jane Dye Mull Alexander, 106, died Oct. 28, 2008, at Stanley Total Living Center in Stanley.
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She was born in Fannin County, Georgia, daughter of the late William Gordon and Catherine Magness Dye.
Mrs. Alexander was the oldest member of Sandy Plains Baptist Church, Gastonia where she was a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years and hosted cottage prayer meetings on Saturday and Sunday. After the death of her mother, she helped raise her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two sisters, Magdalene Jacobs of Stanley, Dorothy Davis of Gastonia; sister-in-law, Mary Reese Dye of Gastonia and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Thurman Mull; second husband, Randolph Alexander; son, Ralph Mull; five brothers, Hubert Dye, Hobert Dye, Jack Dye, Arthur Dye and Tom Dye; four sisters, Vera Rayfield, Billie Dye, Cora McCorkle and Elizabeth Garmon.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Hensley officiating.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Sandy Plains Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Sandy Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family requests that memorials be made to: Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 5323 Union Road, Gastonia, N. C. 28056
E-mail condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Alexander Family or you may sign a guest book at: www.mem.com
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Alexander Family.
Carothers Funeral Home
312 West 2nd Ave
Gastonia, NC 280524093
Published in Gaston Gazette from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2008