Pasquotank County, NC

Bessie Morris Smith ~1965

Contributed by Benjamine O. Bateman Jr.

December 4, 1965

Mrs Bessie M Smith

Mrs Bessie Morris Smith, 76, of 107 E Broad St died Friday night at 7:30
o'clock in Albemarle Hospital after a short illness.
She was a native of Tyrrell County and lived in Elizabeth City for the past
20 years. She was the daughter of the late Charlie H and Caroline Owens
Morris and widow of Pardon Henry Jones. She was a forner saleslady for the
Old Fowler Co., and was a member of Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs D C Perry of Elizabeth City and Mrs
Rufus Sawyer of Norfolk, two sisters, Mrs Johnny Walker of Hopewell, Va and
Mrs Aubrey Umphlett of Hertford; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm in the 
Twiford Memorial Chapel by Dr Robert W Kicklighter, pastor of Blackwell 
Memorial Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in New Hollywood Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Mr 
and Mrs D C Perry, 213 Pritchard St.

Mary Ann Eliz "Bessie" Morris, daughter of Charles Harvey & Rhoda Caroline Owens Morris
7 Oct. 1890 - 3 Dec 1965 [dates are from Death Certificate - photo of tombstone will verify same]
Buried in New Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC
married 19 March 1911 NC - Tyrrell
Pardon [Pardner] Henry Jones, son of, Ashbee & Clara Jones [per marriage transcription]
11 Nov 1887 - 22 July 1929
Buried in Tyrrell County at Malachi Chapel Free Will Baptist Church
Clara Mae Jones         born 26 Jan 1913
Dorothy C. Jones         born 22 Jan 1916 - died 25 May 1938    married Grady B. Swain
1930 Census both children are with their grandparents, Charles Harvey & Rhoda Caroline Owens Morris.  
later Mary Ann Eliz "Bessie" Morris Jones
married [date unknown] ? Smith
Note:  At age 40, I doubt she had any children by this union.

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