Beatrice Bernice Deweese, 99, of Franklin, passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Born in Macon Co, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Annie Bryant Wilkes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cornell Deweese; two brothers, Herman and Clifton Wilkes and two sisters, Leona Wilkes and Frances Passmore. Beatrice was the oldest active member of Burningtown Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Eugenia Dills of Franklin and Kay Houston (Mike) of Highlands and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1st in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Kinard and Rev. Charles Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 31st at Macon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Eddie Simonds, 279 Edwards Rd, Franklin, NC 28734.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.maconfuneralhome.com.