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Dorcas Sophronia "Fronia" DeWeese Bess
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1858
Cherokee County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1958
Graves County
Kentucky, USA

OBITUARY - The Mayfield Messenger, Saturday afternoon, November 22, 1958
"Aunt Fronia" Bess Dies; Was 100 Years Old
"Aunt Fronia" Bess, who celebrated her 100th birthday last April 24 died at 6:10 p.m. Friday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Otis Lowe, Folsomdale.
Mrs. Dorcas Sophronia Bess, known to everyone as "Aunt Fronia" was born in Cherokee County N.C. on April 24, 1858, and moved to Kentucky at an early age with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Deweese. She was the last survivor in a family of 10 children.
Mrs. Bess was married to the late Charles A. Bess on January 11, 1874. They later moved to Houston, Texas to reside. Following Mr. Bess' death in 1926, "Aunt Fronia" came to Kentucky to live with her sister, the late Mrs. John R. Carney, and Mr. Carney at Folsomdale.
Since the Carneys' deaths, Mrs. Bess had resided with her niece, Mrs. Lowe.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church by the Rev. L. R. Riley with burial in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dallas Griffith, Albert Wyatt, Herbert Galloway, Jimmy Dillingham, Roy S. Lowe and Lawrence Holmes.
The body has been removed from the Roy M. Lowe Funeral Home to the Otis Lowe residence in Folsomdale.
Mrs. Bess leaves six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Family links: 
  Louis Palmer DeWeese (1830 - 1914)
  Katie Katharine Hood DeWeese (1830 - 1905)
  Charles Allen Bess (1849 - 1926)
  Stacy Lovicie Deweese Cullen (1852 - 1926)*
  Mary C Rogers (1854 - 1924)*
  William Walton Deweese (1856 - 1947)*
  Dorcas Sophronia DeWeese Bess (1858 - 1958)
  Naoma C. Deweese Goode (1867 - 1950)*
  Louis Allie DeWeese Clark (1869 - 1902)*
*Calculated relationship
Liberty Cemetery
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Joanna Pace
Record added: Sep 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116532498

Cousin: Dorcas Sophronia / *The Deweese Clan: Descendants of Adriaen Hendricksz DeWees '#25678159' was born in Beverwijk, circa 1595. He was first a shoemaker, and later one of the first brokers in art, registered 1 Oct 1639. in Amsterdam, He married Hi...(Read more)
 Added: Mar. 15, 2014

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