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Bessie Faye Farmer Reece, age 87, of Trade, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 7, 2013. She was born on June 8, 1926 to the late Joe and Sarah Phillips Farmer. In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Clay V. Reece; grandson, Brett Selfe; granddaughter, Nora Leah Reece; sister, Lessie McNeil and brothers: Reggie Farmer, Ed Farmer and Elmer Farmer.
Bessie was a member of Centerview Church of Christ. She had several hobbies but really enjoyed working word search puzzles.
Bessie is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Barbara Pyle, Karen Selfe, Crystal and Terry Dugger; son, Dean Lipford; two step-sons; three step-daughters; sister-in-law, Sally Farmer; grandchildren: Carl Dean Lipford, Dean Lipford Jr, Gary Lipford, Tina Lipford, Chasity Blevins, Andrew Caroll, Kristy Cross, Michael Reece Jr., Annette Patterson, Jeannie Gordon, Jordon Dugger and Megan Dugger, Austin ‘Boo’ Dugger, Leanna Lipford, Tristan Lipford; several great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; special nephew, Tom Reece and wife Jackie; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 from the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bill Reece officiating. The family received friends from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside service and interment followed at the Reece Cemetery located in Trade, TN.
Pallbearers are Tim Greene, Tom Reece, Jordon Dugger, Austin Dugger, Chasity Blevins and Megan Dugger. Honorary Pallbearers were Max Greene and Larry Reece.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 590 Grover Reece Road, Trade, TN 37691.
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The family of Bessie Faye Farmer Reece has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.