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Bessie J. Smith, 92, Russell County, KY (1921-2013)

She was a native of Key West, Florida, and a resident of Russell County, KY, a the time of her death. She was the widow of Robert Morris Smith. She leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was a seamstress
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Bessie J. Smith, 92, of Russell Springs, died Friday, December 20,2 013 at her home.

The family chose cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Bessie J. Smith, 92, Russell County, KY (1921-2013)

She was born Sunday, March 27, 1921 in Key West, Monroe County, Florida. She was the daughter of the late John P. & Mary Anderson Womack Jerguson. She died Friday, December 20, 2013, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 24 days.

She was a seamstress.

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Morris Smith.

Survivors include the following:
  • Three sons: Jim (Bev) Smith, Russell Springs, KY; Ronald Steven Smith, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Phil Smith, California

  • Five grandchildren

  • Three great grandchildren
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Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements,

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