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Ivy Virginia Bess

Ivy Virginia Bess passed away August 2, 2017 at her home in Deltaville. She was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Bess; and her parents, Archie and Crystal Freeman of Olean, N.Y.

Virginia is survived by her children, Elizabeth Williams of Florence, S.C., Sharon Courson (Miles) of Lancaster, Marilyn Callis (Brian) of Deltaville, and William “Bill” Bess (Tori) of Topping; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was born February 13, 1926 in Pennsylvania and moved to Deltaville in 2005.

Virginia was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She volunteered her time to Meals on Wheels in N.C., Campfire Girl leader in N.Y., as a Sunday School teacher in Virginia, and as a worker in the Richmond School System.

A memorial will be held in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29. 

posted 11.21.2017

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