Bessie Jane Wilson

Published 8:36 pm Monday, November 14, 2011

Bessie Jane Wilson, 71, of Warrior Drive, Twin Lanes, Tryon died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at Hospice House of Carolina Foothills, Landrum.

Born in Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Dock B. and Gertrude Phillips Wilson. She worked many years at the Polk Vocational Center and attended Pea Ridge Baptist Church in Mill Spring.

Surviving are three sisters, Maggie W. Hagood of Easley, S.C., Clara Jean Godfrey (Robert) of Inman, S.C., and Rebecca W. Pierce (Bobby) of Landrum; one brother, Kenneth Wilson of Gaffney, S.C.; a brother-in-law, Truman Pierce, and a sister-in-law, Margaret B. Wilson. Also surviving are 14 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Gail Pierce, and two brothers, Joe L. Wilson and Norman Ray Wilson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev.

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Bobby Pierce and Chaplain Dean Elliott officiating.

Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens, Columbus.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 531, Landrum, S.C. 29356.

The family will be at the home of a sister, Becky Pierce, 327 Lockhart Drive, Landrum, S.C. 29356.

An online guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.