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Bessie Goldsmith

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Funeral services for Bessie Goldsmith, 92, of Birthright will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Paul Bailey and Don Shaw officiating. 

Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Terry Goldsmith, Mickey Davis, Randy Cook, Mike Burnside, Mike Gibby, Greg Martin, Brad Martin and Dr. Tod Conner serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Lanny Ramsay, Gus Hudson, Dr. I. L. Balkom IV, De Hungerford, Sam Savier, Billy Crowson and the members of Birthright United Methodist Church. 

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home. 

Bessie Goldsmith died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Carriage House Manor. 

She was born on Dec. 15, 1919, to Lawrence and Gladys (Chester) DeBord. 

She married Lawrence Elmer Goldsmith in Sulphur Springs on Oct. 30, 1937. He preceded her in death in 2003. 

Ms. Goldsmith was a dairy farmer, cotton farmer, worked at Munves and H.D. Lee and was an LVN. She was a member of the Birthright United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Goldsmith and wife, Joyce, of Birthright; daughters Peggy Gibby and husband, Jerry Don, of Birthright and Nita Kelty and husband, Tim, of Sulphur Springs; brother Chester DeBord and wife, Faye, of Ladonia; sisters Mary Kleinheinz and husband, Carl, of New Glauras, Wis., Jean Smith of Yukon, Okla., and Doris Fennell of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Debbie Davis and husband, Mickey, Terry Goldsmith and wife, Gina, Donna Cook and husband, Randy, Janet Burnside and husband, Mike, Mike Gibby and wife, Sandra, Greg Martin and wife, Allison, Brad Martin and wife, Kristen, and Leah Conner and husband, Dr. Tod, Karol Ann DeLong and husband, Chris, Tommy Kelty and wife, Debbie; great-grandchildren Amanda and Ashley Edmonson, Jamie, Justin and Jaden Goldsmith, Elizabeth and Christina Cook, Kenzi and Thor Burnside, Savana Jennings and husband, Danny, Tara and Canyon Gibby, Sloane, Spencer and Skyler Martin, Emily, Mallory and Abbey Martin, and Sadie, Kelty, Lucy and Mac Conner, Chaney and Drew DeLong, Mariah, MaKenna and Miley Kelty, Zachary Kelty and wife, Samatha, MaKenzie Glenn and husband, Jarod, and Marissa Kelty; and great-great-grandchildren Jemma Jennings and Leila Kelty.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dalby and Rudolph DeBord; grandson Mike Kelty; great-grandson Hunter Burnside; and great-great-grandson Jace Glenn.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Memorial and/or Birthright United Methodist Church.

  Arrangements are under the direction of  Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.

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