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“Soft warm memories of a lady and her family at the holidays... ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Barrett - Kingsport, TN

“Bessie was always fun to be around, we would play cards together at my grandmother mayme simerly's house, we went to several family reunions together...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Simerly - Buford, GA

“Doris, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I am thinking about you and your family at this time. Love you, Tina. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Tina Wilson - Maryville, TN

“Bessie was a precious friend and neighbor to all of our family (Lloyd and Hazel Cope) for many years. You are in our prayers. Bessie will be missed...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Beatrice Cope - Louisville, TN

“Heaven is surely a brighter place now that you are there. Thank you for all the years of love you gave to the children and I. Words cannot express...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Black

“I rejoice through my tears of many wonderful childhood memories...I see the tall slender preacher man waiting at the gate to make sure she finds her...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Sandy Cole - Gatlinburg, TN

“My mother, Bessie Effler, passed away yesterday at the age of 91. She will live on in the memories of her children and grandchildren. I am thankful...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Sharlene Warren - Maryville, TN

Bessie Effler age 91 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Baptist Health Care in Lenoir City. Preceded in death by: Husband, William Arthur Effler; Daughters, Princella Effler and Geneva Myers; Grandson, Doug Myers; three sisters; one brother; three stepsisters; two stepbrothers. Survived by: Daughters, Pat Wolfe & husband James of Sevierville, TN, Doris Gardner & husband Charlie of Louisville, TN, Willa Effler of Georgia, Naomi Hughes & husband Jim of Gallatin, TN, Sharlene Warren of Abington, Virginia; Son, Tim Effler of Sevierville, TN; Stepsister, Beulah Gooden; Seven Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 16, 2012 at Smith West Chapel. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 AM, Friday, November 16, 2012 at Smith West Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,