MRS. BESSIE IRENE BEARDEN, age 87, of Sunset Lane, ,Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday (July 26, 2009) evening in the local nursing home. A native of Alabama, she was born to the late Robert Franklin and Dorothy Jane Peppers Williams on July 6, 1922. Mrs. Bearden was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church and retired from retail sales. She was preceded in death by her husband the late Millard Vernon Bearden.
Surviving are daughter, Barbara Ann Bearden Kirby of Summerville; sister, Jewell Jackson of Boaz, AL.; grandchildren, Kimberley Kay Smith, Kristy Karleen Colbert, Kerry Ketrina Kirby, & Kelly Kennon Kirby; great- grandchildren, Desiree Blythe McGuire, Celsea Karleen McCann, Bethany Faith McCann, Benjamin Ray McCann, & Kassidy Jane Kirby; Great-great grandchildren, Justin Addison Cole McGuire and Aaden Bailey Shane McGuire; several Nieces & Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (July 29th) at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Russell officiating, interment in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery near Crossville, AL. Active Pallbearers are Rodney Lewis, Oran Barrentine, Thomas Williams, Conner Williams, Adam McGuire, Kalen Colbert; Honorary Pallbearers will be the Senior Citizens of North Summerville Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.