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Bessie Mae Dockery Curtis
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1922
Polk County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 2004
Tennessee, USA

Age 81
d/o W. A. "Bill" & Emma Lingerfelt Dockery
w/o Robert L. Curtis
Daily Post Athenian Bessie Mae Curtis Bessie Mae Curtis, 81, of Ocoee, died Thursday, July 8, 2004. A native and lifelong resident of Polk County, she was a daughter of the late W.A. "Bill" and Emma Lingerfelt Dockery and was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Curtis; one daughter, Ethel Mae Curtis; one brother, Dillard Dockery; and one sister, Susie Mull. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura Katherine and John Kyker of Madisonville, and Judy and Odis Ballew of Etowah; one son, Ronnie Curtis of Etowah; five brothers and sisters, Margaret Yarber of Cleveland, Bertha Whitner of Madisonville, Jim Dockery of Etowah, Marion Dockery of Etowah, and Ray Dockery of Michigan; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Shaun King officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, concluding with a white dove release provided by the funeral home. The family received friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Etowah was in charge of arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Andrew Dockery (1892 - 1982)
  Sarah Emma Lingerfelt Dockery (1898 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Robert L. Curtis (1917 - 1947)
 
 Children:
  Ethel Mae Curtis (1942 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marion L. Dockery (1917 - 2005)*
  Bessie Mae Dockery Curtis (1922 - 2004)
  Dillard J Dockery (1924 - 1974)*
  Bertha L. Dockery Whitener (1926 - 2016)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Etowah
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Cindy Womble Billman
Record added: Jul 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9113855
Bessie Mae <i>Dockery</i> Curtis
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Bessie Mae <i>Dockery</i> Curtis
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- wanda yarber
 Added: Jan. 13, 2008
God bless and rest in peace.
- Grace, Peace and Love, Karen
 Added: Jul. 17, 2004
 
 
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