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Bessie Helen DeWitt Garris

Female 1927 - 2008  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name Bessie Helen DeWitt Garris 
    Born April 12, 1927  White City,Kentucy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died February 8, 2008  Summerville, Richland, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charleston Post & Courier, February 20, 2008
      Bessie Bassett

      SUMMERVILLE – Mrs. Bessie Helen Bassett, 80, of 100 Pete Ewers Drive, Summerville, died Friday morning, February 8, 2008, at her residence. She was twice married, first to the late Riddick Ben DeWitt and secondly to the late Jerry Bassett. Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, February 11, 2008, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment will follow in Peniel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Peniel Road, Walterboro. Mrs. Bassett was born April 12, 1927, in White City, Kentucky, and was a daughter of the late George ALbert Garris and Nellar Gamblin Garris. She was of the Southern Baptist Faith and had a love for crafts and sewing. Surviving are: three sons, Donald R. DeWitt of Summerville, Elijah “Gomer” DeWitt and his wife Ann of Land-O-Lakes, Florida, and Harold Ben DeWitt of Walterboro; two daughters, Helen Mae DeWitt of Goose Creek and Mary Katherine Guard and her husband Garry of Zalfo Spring, Florida. There are ten grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Flowers will be accepted, or for those that with, the family has suggested that memorials be directed in her memory to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; or donate at Family and friends are invited to call from 6:00 until 8:00 this Sunday evening at the Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes, Walterboro Chapel, 1193 Bells Highway, Watlerboro, 843-538-5408. Visit our guestbook at

    Person ID P273  88B John Morrison Bassett of South Carolina
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2013 

    Father George ALbert Garris 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Nellar Gamblin 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Riddick Ben DeWitt 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jerry Bassett 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jerry Bassett,   b. 7 Oct 1925 , South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1993 , Colleton County, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart