VALE - Rossie Bess Wright, 98, of 4153 Catsquare Rd. in Vale, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley.
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Born September 17, 1914 in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Lester Augustus Bess and Mary Frances Sain Bess. She was retired from Hickory Springs Foam Rubber Plant and was a member of Reeps Grove United Methodist Church and the ladies Sunday school class.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Esper Wright; son, Steve Wright; brother, Ervin Bess; and sister, Gertie Hudson.
Survivors include daughter-in-law, Judy Wright of Vale; sister, Essie Wright of Vale; three grandchildren, Janet Lail, Michael Wright, and Dana Willis; and four great-grandchildren, Nicholas Willis, Tyler Lail, Noah Lail andHunter Wright.
Visitation: Monday, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Stamey Funeral Home.
Funeral service: Tuesday, 2 p.m., Reeps Grove United Methodist Church.
Officiating: Revs. Harry Andrews and Robert Lynn officiating. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes prior to the service.
Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials: Palliative Care Center and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC, 28658 or to Reeps Grove United Methodist Church, 8055 Reeps Grove Church Rd. Vale, NC, 28168.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Shelby Star on May 20, 2013