OBITUARY

Bessie S. Pannell

November 27, 1927January 18, 2019

Bessie Lou (Smith) Pannell, 91, of Afton passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019, at Shenandoah Nursing and Rehab in Fishersville. She was born on November 27, 1927, a daughter of the late William E. and Betty Golden (Cash) Smith.

Bessie was an active member of Rodes United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served on the canning committee. She also was a member of the Woman's Missionary Union. Hiking and bird watching were a few of her favorite hobbies.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton C. Pannell; four brothers; two sisters and daughter, Phyllis Joanne P. Huffer.

Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Cox and husband, Mike; siblings, James A. Smith and wife, Marion, Clayton Smith and wife, Cathy and Lucille S. Wills; grandchildren, Frank Carlton Cox and wife, Annette, Lisa Fix and husband, Jeremy, Kim Conner and husband, John, and Tonya Lambert and husband, Daryl; great-grandchildren, Hannah Cox, Hunter Wilson, and Hailey Cox; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Rodes United Methodist Church, 286 Avon Rd, Afton, with Rev. Lowell Petry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Mike Cox, Frank Cox, Hunter Wilson, John Conner, Daryl Lambert, Kenny Yarborough, Kenny Pannell, Kenny Lee, and Jeremy Fix.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton C. Pannell; four brothers; two sisters and daughter, Phyllis Joanne P. Huffer.

    Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Cox and husband, Mike; siblings, James A. Smith and wife, Marion, Clayton Smith and wife, Cathy and Lucille S. Wills; grandchildren, Frank Carlton Cox and wife, Annette, Lisa Fix and husband, Jeremy, Kim Conner and husband, John, and Tonya Lambert and husband, Daryl; great-grandchildren, Hannah Cox, Hunter Wilson, and Hailey Cox; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment
REMEMBERING

Bessie S. Pannell

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Elsie Mayo Montgomery

January 21, 2019

I’ve known Bessie my whole life. She and Carlton, Joann and Shirley were our neighbors. Bessie was one of the kindest and sweetest ladies I’ve ever known. She was a devoted wife and mother as well as a wonderful neighbor, and in these later years, my friend. Rest In Peace with the family of God sweet lady. Until we meet again.........

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY