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Sibyl Rosalee Bess, 89
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Sibyl Rosalee Bess, 89, of McMinnville passed from this life on Friday, Sept. 24, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital.

Sibyl was born Wednesday, March 23, 1932 in Smithville, the daughter of the late John Martin and the late Nancy K. Young King. Sibyl is survived by her son Jeffery A. Bess and wife Brenda, nine grandchildren, Jefferey Goins and wife Leigha, Justin Bess, Tracy Haston and wife Nora, James Haston, Adelia Taylor and husband Steven, Phillip Haston and wife Lacey, Sarah Dillman and husband Danny, Kelly Roseand husband Jerry, 14 great-grandchildren, Connie Haston, Maliki Haston, Treyton Haston, Zachary Haston, Conner Taylor, Lacie Haston, Kacey Haston, Sybil Haston, Chase Haston, Alizabeth Dillman, Danny Dillman, Haleigh Sherlaus, Miranda Bess and Easton Bess, and daughter-in-law Penny Bess.

In addition to her parents, Sibyl was preceded in death by her husband Hughie Bess, daughter Connie Bess, son Johnny Steven Bess, four brothers Gorden Martin, Jay Martin, Sterling Martin, R.D. Martin, Chirs Martin, and sister Robbie Martin.

Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home with Jeff Vandergriff officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Gardens of Memory was in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 29, 2021