- [S80] Rawlings Funeral Home, (http://www.rawlingsfuneralhome.com/), 1 Feb 2006.
Bessie Grace Smelcer Parton, age 89 of Sevierville, TN., went home to be with the Lord on February 1, 2006.She was a loving Wife and Mother. Married to Rev. Orville Parton and the mother of six children, she devoted her life to serving the Lord and taking care of her husband and family.Bessie was preceded in death by her Parents, Jake and Cindy Williamson Smelcer ; Brothers, Lawson Smelcer and wife, Odie, Levator Smelcer, Claude Smelcer and wife, Edna, Loy Smelcer, Earl Smelcer, J.D. Smelcer and Richard Smelcer and wife, Decima; Sisters, Lona Williamson and husband Jessie, Lura Sizemore and husband, Joe, Velva Sizemore and husband, Hubert, Trula Brown and husband, Lloyd.Survivors include her Loving husband of 68 years, Rev. Orville Parton, Children and their spouse’s Carlena Whitted and husband, Rev. Ben Whitted; Jack Parton and wife; Georgia; Maxine Williams and husband; Winfred; Rose Marie Sutton and husband, Sam; Stanley Parton and wife Kay; Jerry Parton and wife Faye: Grandchildren and spouses, Wendell Whitted and Debbie; Rose Manning and husband, Rod; Teresa Costner and husband, Johnny; Lisa Gibson and husband, Rev. Dallas Gibson; Tony Parton and wife; Tania, Sherry Bell and husband, Rick; Shannon Logdson and husband, Roger; Samantha McGill and husband, David; Beth Watson and husband, Chad ; Chad Parton and wife Sarah; Jeremy Parton, and Marcus Parton: Dawn Loveday and husband, Larry: Kelly Cummings and husband, Joe; Great Grandchildren, Lindsey and Bentley Manning, Marlea and Chelsea Costner, Danielle and Luke Gibson, Tommy and David Bell, Dustin McGill, Blake and Caden Watson , Leah Loveday. And Lela Parton: Sister, Vernice Branch and husband, Manuel: Sisters-In-Law, Nina, Bonnie and Dorothy Smelcer, Irmatrude Barnes, Oradell Gray, Christine Rickman, and Doris Parton,: Brothers-In-Law and wive’s Leonard Parton and wife; Doris, Fred Parton and wife; Pat.The family would like to express a special thank you to the caregivers, Ruth, Ellen and Linda.
Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006 at Rawlings Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben Whitted, Rev. Andy Ball and Rev. Ernie Coleman Officiating.Interment will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Frye Cemetery with Rev. Dallas Gibson and Rev. Ben Whitted officiating.
The family will receive friends 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2006 at Rawlings Funeral Home.You may share your thoughts and memories with the family on our website
- [S1] U. S. Social Security Death Index, 411-84-4922.
Issued in Tennessee, last residing in Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee