Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

May 3, 2012

James Bess

CROSSVILLE — James Williams “J.W.” Bess, 84, of Crossville, passed away April 25, 2012, at Life Care Center of Crossville.

He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Cumberland County, son of the late Mannie and Maude (Martin) Bess.

Mr. Bess was retired from Manchester Tank and was of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his brother, Arnold Bess of Pleasant Hill, and sister, Lou Etta Raynes of Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elise Hassie Bess; brother, Robert N. Bell; and sisters, Virgie Seagraves and Frances Hennessee.

Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.

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