Ruth Graves Bessent

Published 3:53 pm Monday, February 1, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Graves Bessent, 99, formerly of North Main Street, Mocksville, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Salemtowne Nursing Home in Winston-Salem.

She was born March 6, 1916 in Davie County to the late Louie and Mary Davis Graves. Mrs. Bessent was a graduate of Catawba College, Class of 1937, and was retired from Davie County Schools after 41 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mocksville, Eastern Star, and Retired Teacher’s Association of Davie County and of North Carolina.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Bessent.

A graveside service was to be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at Rose Cemetery with the Rev. Dana Fruits officiating.

Memorials: Davie County Public Library, 371 N. Main St., Mocksville; or First Presbyterian, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville.