Marion, VA - Bessie Raylene Sutherland Rupe, 65, passed away Sunday March 13, 2011, at the Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion.
She was born in Smyth Co VA, to the late Ray Carlus Sutherland and Rose Sutherland Schwartz; and was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond D. Rupe.
Survivors include sister, Evelyn Poston, Marion, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Howard Blevins, Canyon, TX; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Debbie Schwartz, Seven Mile Ford, VA, Ricky and Sue Schwartz, Seven Mile Ford, VA, and David and Greta Schwartz, Harrisonburg, VA.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at the Anderson Cemetery with the Rev. Avery Sheets officiating.
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