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Bessie M. Smith

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A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Live Oak Cemetery for Bessie M. Smith, 90, of Live Oak. She passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in Marysville. She was born September 5, 1923 in Randolph TX.

Bessie was a long time resident of Live Oak, she enjoyed all crafts, specializing in making jewelry. She was a very devoted mother and grandmother, her greatest joy was her family. She also enjoyed her annual trips to Fort Bragg for the past twenty years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Smith, one sister, Wanda Bean, one grandson, two granddaughters, and one great-great-grandson.

She is survived by three daughters, Pasty Crow-Leon, Michael Shelton, Raylene Goetzinger all of Live Oak, four sons, Andy Smith of TX, Ronald Smith of KS, Joe Smith of TX, Kevin Smith of Live Oak; twenty five grandchildren, sixty five great grandchildren, 38 great- great grandchildren.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 23, 2014, from 5 - 8 pm at the Gridley Block Funeral Chapel. Pastor Tim Stewart of Victory Chapel in Live Oak will officiate.

Family suggests contributions to Victory Chapel or American Breast Cancer Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley Block Funeral Chapel.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 20, 2014
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