Mrs. Odessa Bess

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Funeral services for Mrs. Odessa Bess of Smithville, Georgia will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville, Georgia with Rev. Hosie Waters officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. 


Mrs. Odessa Bess was born September 6, 1919 in Ft. Gains, Georgia. She departed from this life on May 1, 2013. Odessa was a member of Green Grove Baptist Church in Smithville, Georgia. She was married to the late Henry Bess, Sr. God blessed Henry and Odessa with six (6) children: two daughters preceded her in death, Rosie M. Cutts and Brenda Fakalode and one son, Henry Bess, Jr. One brother, Walter Sutton and one sister, Mattie Hodge of Bainbridge, Georgia also preceded her in death.


Two daughters and a son are left to cherish her memories, Earnestine (Otto) Bennett of Tampa, Florida; Doris Bess, Americus, Georgia; and Michael J. Bess of Smithville, Georgia; two sisters, Annie R. Bess of Bridgeton, New Jersey; a devoted son-in-law, Deacon Douglas Cutts; and a devoted daughter-in-law, Gussie Mae Bess. Also surviving her departure with cherished memories are 23 grandchildren—two preceded her in death—and a host of great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


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