BEAUMONT – Bessie Aline Pedigo Bartley, age 92, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Margaret Fraser. Bessie, born on September 30, 1927, and raised in Metcalfe County, was the daughter of James Fred Pedigo and Maud Francis Jennings and the wife of Cloyd Powell Bartley.
Bessie was a homemaker and assisted her husband in the management of their lumber company. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and spending time with friends and family and was a member of the Metcalfe Co. Homemakers. Bessie was a member of the Summer Shade Christian Church.
On May 15th, 1945, in Burkesville, Kentucky, she married Cloyd Powell Bartley, who preceded her in death in 1993.
Bessie is survived by a daughter, Margaret Bartley Fraser (L. Michael) of Berryville, Virginia; one sister, Edith Kingrey Duvall of Glasgow; two grandchildren: Laura Fraser Wyttenbach (Keith) of Frederick, Maryland, and Russell Bartley Fraser (Kathy) of Pooler, Georgia; four great-grandchildren: Matthew Russell Fraser of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Grace Delaney Wyttenbach and Parker James Wyttenbach of Frederick, Maryland, and Rose Marie Fraser of Pooler, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with her mother, father, and husband, Bessie was preceded in death by four brothers: Albert Earl Pedigo (Elizabeth), William Eugene Pedigo (Marie), Edward Hershell Pedigo (Jennie), and Ernest Elmore Pedigo (Joyce); and a sister, Mary Pedigo Welch (Vernon); four half-sisters: Margaret Hazel Carter (George), Lillie Blanch Lawson (John), Maud Opal Jennings (Bernice) and Ruby Della Garrett (Herbert); and a half-brother, James Clayton Pedigo (Hallie Jane).
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home in Summer Shade. Burial will follow at Skaggs Creek Cemetery in the family plot. Visitation will be on January 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and on January 5 from 8:00 a.m. until time of the service, with Rev. Bill Campbell officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bessie’s memory to the Summer Shade Fire Department.