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Obituary of Mrs. Bessie Limbaugh Hall – 1983

Source: Page 2-A, The Herald Chronicle, Winchester, Franklin County, TN, Thursday Morning, Jan. 27, 1983.

See Transcriber Notes at end of document.

Obituary reads:

Mrs. Hall

A Franklin County native, Mrs. Bessie Limbaugh Hall, died at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville Sunday after a short illness.

Mrs. Hall, a housewife, was a member of the Walnut Grove Methodist Church in Winchester.

She was born Oct. 10, 1902, to the late Andrew Limbaugh and Jennie Counts Limbaugh.

Services were held at Moore-Cortner Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial was in Winchester Memorial Park.

Mrs. Hall is survived by three sons, Otis Earl Hall and Elijah Hall, both of Winchester, Hugh Davis Hall, Belvidere; four daughters, Mrs. Opal Denson, Winchester, Mrs. Ruby Vaughn, Murfreesboro, Mrs. Neil Lewis, Laverne, and Mrs. Shirley LaFevers, Belvidere; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Hall, Mrs. May Bell Garrett, Mrs. Ruby Johnson all of Winchester, and Mrs. Audrea Bowden, West Palm Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Chester Limbaugh, Cowan, Thomas Limbaugh, Belvidere, and Forrest Limbaugh, Winchester; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

[Transcriber Notes: Obituary found amongst my grandmother’s documents that I inherited from my father. My grandmother was Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack. Bessie’s connection to my family is still unknown. If you are of this line, please contact me.

Bessie’s Parents: Andrew Limbaugh & Jennie (Counts) Limbaugh

Transcriber’s Recap of Survivors:

3 Sons:

Otis Earl Hall of Winchester

Elijah Hall of Winchester

Hugh Davis Hall of Belvidere

4 Daughters:

Mrs. Opal Denson of Winchester

Mrs. Ruby Vaughn of Murfreesboro

Mrs. Neil Lewis of Laverne

Mrs. Shirley LaFevers of Belvidere

4 Sisters:

Mrs. Mildred Hall of Winchester

Mrs. May Bell Garrett of Winchester

Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Winchester

Mrs. Audrea Bowden of West Palm Beach, Fla.

3 Brothers:

Chester Limbaugh of Cowan

Thomas Limbaugh of Belvidere

Forrest Limbaugh of Wincheter

Grandchildren: 13

Great-Grandchildren: 5

Transcribed by Josephine Bolden-Pani on 8 June 2001. I may be contacted at

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