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Bessie McMahan

September 11, 1934 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 84)
Bessie (Nicely) McMahan went to meet Jesus with arms wide open on Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, parents Jack and Ethel Nicely, Baby Lynn, brothers and sister Carson, Mark, Brownie, and Lorene.

Bessie is survived by her only daughter Linda, husband, Jimmy; granddaughter Paula (Jeff) Bryan and Shannon (Jeff) DeWitt; great-grandchildren Cameron and Mason Bryan, and Henley Bess DeWitt; brother James; and sisters Betty Jo and Louise. Bessie has many beloved nieces and nephews, including special niece Lisa and her family. Bessie loved children and always said she "half-raised" many; some of them were John, Joe, Jason, Todd, Kim, Kelly, Adam, Jeremy, Nick, Noah, Blake, and so many more.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at Block Springs Baptist Church, 269 Emory Rd, Blaine, TN, with funeral services following. Rev. Lewis Thomas will officiate the services.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Block Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Block Springs Baptist Church Children's Church/Nursery.

The family wishes to thank Ridgeview Terrace staff for the wonderful care given to our mom.

Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.


NOV 6. 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Block Springs Baptist Church

269 Emory Rd

Blaine, TN, 37709

Graveside Service

NOV 7. 12:00 PM

Block Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

269 Emory Rd

Blaine, TN, 37709

Funeral Service

NOV 7. 7:30 PM

Block Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

269 Emory Rd

Blaine, TN, 37709

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