Bessie Davis Tyree, formerly of Buena Vista, passed away Feb. 4, 2014.
She was married for 51 years to Nelson Tyree, before his death in 2000. Together, they had four children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Born Oct. 12, 1922, she was the second daughter of 11 of the late Mora and Grace Davis of Rockbridge Baths. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Heather Ashley Tyree, and five sisters, Katherine Parker, Mamie Garnett, Marie Chaplin, Lucy Clark and Ruby Conner.
She will be sadly missed by her children: Nelson Wayne Tyree and daughter Afton of Richmond; Myra and Steve Finch and family, Michael and Margie and their children Mikyala, and Colten of Mechanicsville; Sharon Tyree and family, Indy and Joe, and their children Raegan, Peyton, and Blake of Madison Heights; and Karen Tyree and John Mitchell of Palmdale, Calif.
She is also survived by beloved sisters and brother-in-laws, Natalie and Douglas Garnett of Chesterfield; Pearl and Charles Richie of Waynesboro; Edna and Wendell McDaniel of Melbourne, Fla.; Dolly Tyler of Richmond; Betty Jean Davis and Bertie Hall of Lexington; Carl Clark of Buena Vista; and Roy Conner of Richmond; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, Feb. 6, at Bollng, Grose&Lotts by the Pastor Glynn Coleman and laid to rest beside her husband at Rockbridge Memorial Gardens.