Bessie F. Blevins, 93, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, VA.
She was born in February 13, 1918, to the late Lura Powers.
She retired from Harwood Manufacturing and had attended Macedonia Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Jasper Blevins; one daughter, Betty Blevins Thomas; and two grandsons, Donald Eugene Sheets and Roger Dale Thomas.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Sammy Thomas; a special granddaughter, Dana Fletcher and husband, Freddie; her great-grandchildren, Garrett Fletcher, Chandale Fletcher, Brittany Thomas, LaDona Green, Tanner Sheets, Anthony Fletcher, and Cody Fletcher; and several great-great- grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursday, at the Bradley's Funeral Chapel in Chilhowie.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Macedonia Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Dennis Eller officiating.
Donations can be made to Bessie Blevins Memorial Fund c/o PO Box 250, Chilhowie, VA 24319.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at