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Bessie Kenneth Holmes, 86, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at NHC Healthcare facility. Born in Tompkinsville, she was the daughter of the late Joe Bill and Delma Branham. Ms. Holmes loved singing and cooking for the joy of others.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonnya K. Stephens (David), of Glasgow and Patti Bennett, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sons, Mark Hale, of Indiana and Kurt Hale, of Brooks; a sister, Imogene Faith, of Louisville; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Blakeman; three sisters, Pauline Hurt, Lola Bell Bacon and Wilma Pickerel; two brothers, Freeman Branham and Bucky John Branham; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, with burial in Stephens Family Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Published on February 15, 2017
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