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Bessie Arlene Buchanan Echols

d. February 9, 2021


Bessie Arlene Buchanan Echols, age 89, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Francis Marion Manor, Marion, Va.

Bessie is remembered having a sweet, kind, gentle spirit, with a smile for those around her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Echols; parents, William and Verna Buchanan; four brothers; and four sisters.

Bessie is survived by two nieces, Linda Gotthardt of San Marcos, Texas and Susan Van Gerpen and husband, William of Kearney, MO.; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and very special friend, Maxine Starkey.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Thomas Cemetery, 607 Thomas Bridge Road, Marion, Va. Family and friends are asked to follow the COVID-19 Safety & Social Distancing Guidelines.

To share memories of Bessie Arlene Buchanan Echols please visit Care for Bessie’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

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