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Bessie Fuller Evans

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FRANKLINTON — Bessie Fuller Evans, 90, died Aug. 5 at Brantwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was the daughter of the late Grady Fuller and Eunice Hayes Fuller. Bessie was born in Franklin County on Dec. 26, 1928 and resided in Franklin and Granville County for many prosperous years with her late husband, William Lee Evans.

Bessie was a homemaker and was dedicated to her family. She loved her home and always had open doors, lots of love, and plenty of food for anyone who came. She had a humble yet strong spirit and loved her church.

Bessie is survived by her daughter, Jean Boone (Steve) of Butner; her brother, John E. Fuller; her sister, Lucy B. Fuller; four loving grandchildren, Holly Jean Strother, Heather Lea Strother, Kimberly Evans Hardy, Brian Lee Evans; and six adoring great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by numerous loving friends and family.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, William Lee; her sons William David Evans and Barry Lee Evans; and three siblings.

A visitation was held for family and friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, Oxford. A funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Popes Chapel Christian Church, 1237 Pocomoke Drive, Franklinton; officiated by Rev. Don Ward. Family will receive guests at other times at Jean’s home.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made in her honor to Pope’s Chapel Christian Church, Attn: Peggy Moore, 1491 Gordon Moore Road, Franklinton, NC, 27525.

The Evans family is being proudly served by Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home, Oxford. Online memorials: