Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Alcorns in:
 • Cookeville City Cemetery
 • Cookeville
 • Putnam County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Bessie Alcorn
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 12, 1884
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1961
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA

Funeral services for Miss Bessie Alcorn, 76, were Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Rev. Hall Barrett, Dr. Charles Sharpe ministers of the Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

Miss Alcorn, ill for many months, died Friday at the Cookeville General Hospital. A native of Putnam County she had spent the greater part of her life in Cookeville. A member of pioneer families she was the daughter of the late George W. and Josephine Garner Alcorn, and was a retired teacher.

She taught in the local schools, in Florida and for some years was located in Williams, Arizona.

Following her retirement she divided her time here and in Pasadena, California. She returned from the latter city more than a year ago and was at home on E. 6th Street. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Miss Alcorn is survived by three sisters, Mrs. C. N. Gracey, Mrs. Fred Luck, Cookeville, Mrs. Fletcher Bly, Pasadena, CA; two brothers, Felix Alcorn, Holbrook, AZ & Robert Alcorn, Chattahoochee, FL.

Serving as pallbearers were Judge John Holladay, James A. Carlen of Cookeville and the nephews, Edward Gracey, Donelson, Fletcher Luck, Lafayette, Bob Alcorn, Chattahoochee, FL & Howard Hale, Kingsport.

The Cookeville Citizen Newspaper, Cookeville, TN: Tuesday, 18 July 1961. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Washington Alcorn (1861 - 1935)
  Nancy Josephine Garner Alcorn (1861 - 1954)
 
 Siblings:
  Bessie Alcorn (1884 - 1961)
  Lela Alcorn Gracey (1886 - 1985)*
  Georgia Alice Alcorn Bly (1891 - 1977)*
  Will Alcorn Luck (1895 - 1972)*
  Felix Lee Alcorn (1901 - 1971)*
  R H Alcorn (1905 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cookeville City Cemetery
Cookeville
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Remembered Always
Record added: Jun 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53592900
Bessie Alcorn
Added by: Jennifer Saling
 
Bessie Alcorn
Added by: Jennifer Saling
 
Bessie Alcorn
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Nia Gray
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service