Barbara Jean Bess, 73, of McMinnville died Monday, June 27 at Raintree Manor Nursing Center in McMinnville.
She was born May 9, 1938 in McMinnville, was a former quality control inspector for McMinnville Garment Company, and was preceded in death by father Alvin Ira Bess, mother Beulah Hill Bess Dunlap, sister JoAnn Lynn, and great-nephew Gabe Fellers.
Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Joe Bost; brother-in-law, Marvin Lynn; nieces, Sonia and Eric McMahan, Tara Ann and Tim Fellers, and Allison Bost, and great-nephews, Garrett and Jayden Fellers.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bob Bonner will officiate. Interment will follow at Liberty Cemetery. The Bess family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m., and again Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 29, 2011