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Bessie Marie Richard Bodkin
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1916
Oak Hill
Fayette County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 2014
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA

Bessie Marie Bodkin

OAK HILL Bessie Marie Bodkin, 97, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on July 7, 1916, at Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Washington Richard and Minnie Alonzo Nugen Richard.

Bessie was a hard working homemaker, farmer, and loved tending to her flower gardens. She was the last survivor of her siblings.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther E. Bodkin in 1994; her infant son; four brothers, and seven sisters.

Left to cherish her memory includes her two daughters, Betty Gale Bodkin and Patricia Ann Bodkin; three sons, Thomas Edward Bodkin, Daniel Lynn Bodkin, and James Dale Bodkin; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 13, 2014, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Morris Nutter officiating. Burial will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Broadway Avenue, Oak Hill.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Friday at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express their condolences to the Bodkin family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Arrangements are with Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville.
Register-Herald, Beckley, WV, Jun 12, 2014 
Family links: 
  Luther E Bodkin (1908 - 1994)
Chestnut Grove Cemetery
Oak Hill
Fayette County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: historianne
Record added: Jun 12, 2014
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