Bessie Oliver Thompson Darr

Published 12:55 pm Monday, February 10, 2020

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Bessie Oliver Thompson Darr, 92, died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at the Hinkle Hospice House in Davidson County.

She was a native of Davie County and was born on Nov. 15, 1927. She was the daughter of Ray and Ethel Langston Thompson. She was also preceded in death by: her husbands, Ben L. Oliver and Mock Darr; 2 sons, Benny Oliver and Henry Oliver; a brother, Ray Thompson; and 3 sisters, Margaret Summers, Lorene Brooks and Kathleen Knight.

She graduated from Davie County Schools. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Fork Baptist Church. She worked as an inspector in the textile industry at Dakota Mills for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her close friends and loved ones.

Survivors: a son, Johnny Oliver of Reeds; a daughter, Kaye Perry (Curtis) of Thomasville; 4 grandchildren, Jamie, Stacy, Chris, Amanda; and several great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Fork Baptist Church from 1-2 p.m. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. at the Fork Baptist Cemetery.  Pastor Robert Garrett will officiate.

Memorials: Hinkle Hospice House of Davidson County.