Bessie Elizabeth Parten, 87, of Demopolis died March 4, 2011 at her residence.
She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Whistler. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress.
Survivors include one son, William Hollis (Martha) Parten, Sweet Water; four daughters, Mary (Earl) Flowers, Demopolis, Lois Faye (Charles) Lambrecht, Linden, Barbara Cannon, Linden, Sylvia (Larry) Shields, Magnolia; three brothers, Jack Parnell, Bennie Parnell, both of Bay Minette, Allen Parnell, Lucedale, Miss.; two sisters, Sadie Hutto, Theodore, Ruby Webb, Saraland; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
The service was March 8 at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Revs. Doug Colburn and Brooks Barkley officiating. Burial was at the Old Liberty Cemetery in Nicholsville.
Active pallbearers were Darren Flowers, Marcus Parten, Phillip Shields, Andy Cannon, Ray Smith, Lindsey Parnell, Leslie Parnell and Roy Smith.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral home of Thomasville directed.