Robert Ferman Bess

Robert Ferman Bess

Male 1917 - 1990  (72 years)

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  • Name Robert Ferman Bess 
    Born 26 Jun 1917  Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Textile Supervisor for Rockford Mills, Inc. 
    Residence Address:
    Robert Bess
    931.261.4115 
    Died 2 Mar 1990  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I836  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2016 

    Father William John "John" Bess,   b. 11 Oct 1883, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1966, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Martha Ella "Ella" Hale,   b. 9 Sep 1885, (DeKalb County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1936, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 26 Mar 1905  Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • by James A. Ewell, Elder
    Family ID F5321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eva Pearl "Pearl" Byars 
    Children 
     1. Linda Gayle Bess
     2. Martha Katherine "Kathy" Bess
     3. Eva Christine "Christine" Bess
     4. Robert Ferman Bess, Jr.
    Photos
    Aunt Pearl's handsome family...
    Aunt Pearl's handsome family...
    Picnic at Raccoon Mountain, Chattanooga, Kathy, Robert, Gayle, Christine, date unknown. Sent by Christine, October 30, 2015

    On Aunt Pearl's back porch:

    David Tugman, son-in-law
    David Hennessee, nephew
    Mike Cornett, son-in-law
    Johnny McBride, son-in-law

    This photo was taken November 8, 2015, Rock Island, Tennessee, by cousin Janet Robbins, niece...
    Aunt Pearl's Place on the River...
    Aunt Pearl's Place on the River...
    This is a picture showing a partial view of her beautiful house on the Rocky River in rural Warren County, Tennessee. It was always thrilling to stand on the porch and view the vistas of the river below and the countryside lying before me...

    Photo supplied by Robert & Angelia Bratcher Bess, late December, 2016
    Siblings on a sandbar...
    Siblings on a sandbar...

    Christine, Kathy & Robert enjoying a late summer's day.

    Photo taken by brother Fred, September, 1978 and submitted by Cousin Christine February 13th, 2017
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1917 - Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1990 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ol' Boys on the porch...
    Ol' Boys on the porch...
    "Uncle Bob" Bess (1917-1990)
    "Pop" Byars (1894-1968)
    "Uncle Pete" Byars (1916-1987)

    Photo taken, December, 1961 on Uncle Bob's back porch overlooking the Rocky River in Rock Island. Uncle Bob & Aunt Pearl moved there from Lance Street, McMinnvile, Tennessee.

    Photo courtesy of Christine Bess Cornett (1956-
    Aunt Pearl & Uncle Bob
    Aunt Pearl & Uncle Bob
    Eva Pearl Byars Bess (1928-
    Robert Ferman Bess (1917-1990)

    Photo courtesy of daughter, Christine Cornett (1956-
    Father & Daughter
    Father & Daughter
    Eva Christine Bess Cornett (1956-
    Robert Ferman Bess, Sr. (1917-1990)

    Photo taken on their front porch on Lance Street, McMinnville, Tennessee, March of 1958...
    Robert Ferman Bess, Sr. (1917-1990)
    Robert Ferman Bess, Sr. (1917-1990)
    Photo taken circa 1950, location unknown and courtesy of daughter, Christine Cornett (1956-
    Uncle Bob & Dad
    Uncle Bob & Dad
    These two hanging out by the garage (where else do the men go?)
    I'm pretty sure that this photo was made in the summer of 1986 and this was a farewell visit as Dad was recently diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer which in fact killed him in the following October.

    Photo supplied by Robert & Angelia Bratcher Bess, late December, 2016
    Pals...
    Pals...
    This photo of Uncle Bob & Uncle Murlis was probably taken in front of the Hennessee duplex, late forties, on Continental Drive, in Detroit.

    Photo supplied by Robert & Angelia Bratcher Bess, late December, 2016
    Robert Ferman Bess (1917-1990)
    Robert Ferman Bess (1917-1990)
    Photo supplied by Robert & Angelia Bratcher Bess, late December, 2016

  • Notes 
    • BESS, Robert Freeman (d. 1990)

      Rock Island resident Robert Ferman Bess died of a lingering illness Friday at Warren Regional Hospital. He was 72 years of age. A native of Dekalb County, he was the son of the late John and Martha Hale Bess and the husband of Eva Pearl Byars Bess, who survives.

      Mr. Bess was a retired supervisor at Rockford and a member of the Baptist Church.

      In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Robert Bess, Jr. of Rock Island, three daughters Linda Gayle McBride of Tullahoma, Kathy Tugman of Signal Mountain, and Christine Cornett of Rock Island; four sisters, Madie Elrod and Lucille Bailey both of McMinnville, Ella Arnold of Arizona and Mina French of Manchester; two brothers, Truman (Red) Bess of McMinnville and Hughie Bess of Centertown; and five grandchildren. Burial Mt. View Cemetery. Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

      Southern StandardMcMinnville, TN. March 4,1990.
      [Contributor: Angelia Bratcher-Bess] [3]
    • His father was John Bess, son of "Wild Bill" Bess, a sheriff or constable of Dry Creek, DeKalb Co....Christine Bess Cornett & Aunt Pearl

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] "Warren County,Tennessee Cemetery Book 3 - Macedonia Cemetery to Mullican, p. 109.

    2. [S7902] DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book:1901-1950, compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, p. 11 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S52354] http://tngenweb.org/warren/whats-new/.