Bessie Conner

Bessie Conner, 72, of Glenville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at her home.

She was the wife of James Ray Conner and the daughter of the late J.C. and Ella Mae Franks. 

She dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed Word Search, watching the birds and squirrels and the raccoons at night. 

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James Ray Conner; three daughters, Patricia (Jack) Mincey, Maggie (Steve) Pegg and Theresa (Allen) Newman; seven grandchildren, Jared Mincey, Jonathan (Miranda) Logan, Suzanne Logan, James David (Tammy) Logan, LeAnn Bryson, Conner Newman and Hampton Newman; along with 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Jessie Franks; four sisters, Lois (David) Owen, June Aiken, Lib Mitchell and Janet (Donnie) Ledford; along with several nieces and nephews.     

The funeral was Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at Hamburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Hammond officiating. Burial followed in Hamburg Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 2 until 3 p.m. at the church. 

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Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.  



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