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BESS WINSTON-SALEM Melrose Vernon Hall Bess July 26, 1938 - Feb. 11, 2014 Mr. Melrose Vernon Hall Bess, 75, also known as Lil Mel, departed this life on February 11, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. He was born July 26, 1938 in W-S, NC to the late James C. Bess Sr. and Grace Hall. Melrose graduated from Atkins High School. He later enlisted in the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged. He was employed with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company until his retirement. He was a long standing member of the Utopia Motorcycle club, Coachman's Auto Club, and the owner /operator of Di-Mel's Fashions. He was also an entrepreneur of 'Clothing on Wheels'. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Diane Hall Bess; father, James C. Bess Sr.; mother, Gracie Hall; stepmother, Dorothy Bess; sister, Helen Simmons; brother, Robert Hall; and a daughter, Robin Hall. He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Rovia Hall; five sons, Vernon Hobson, Timothy (Nikki) Hairston, Minister Thalaferro Huntley, Kedrick Holder, and Dominique Jenkins all of the city; seven sisters, Edith Wade, Celestine Morris, Loretta Adams, Gloria Mackins, Mary (Hartwell) King, Hortencia (William) Rice, and Claudette Antiwine; eight brothers, James C. Bess Jr. of Denver, CO, Vierl (Margaret) Banks, Kenneth (Karen) Bess, Willie, Herman, Tyrone, Thurmond, and James (Kathy) Bess all of the city; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. Wednesday February 19, 2014 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. James Dean, officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family visitation will be held from 12:00p.m. until 1:00p.m. on Wednesday at the Church. Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneralservice.com (RUSSELL).

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4 entries:

  • Metal Works posted at 5:22 pm on Wed, Feb 19, 2014.

    Metal Works Posts: 1

    Vernon Hobson - Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your family at Metal Works

     
  • cassie posted at 10:44 pm on Tue, Feb 18, 2014.

    cassie Posts: 1

    Vernon Hobson and the family of Melrose Hall-Bess, may the tender mercies of the LORD be upon you and comfort you in such a time as this.....remember earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.......our prayers are with you.

    The Witherspoon and Miller family

     
  • Monpabjam posted at 3:15 pm on Tue, Feb 18, 2014.

    Monpabjam Posts: 1

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Hall-Bess FAMILY on the passing of your loved one Melrose. We will keep you in our prayers
    .
    From the Smith-Ingram FAMILY.

     
  • Parker Family posted at 6:45 am on Tue, Feb 18, 2014.

    Parker Family Posts: 416

    Condolences to the Bess Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to
    all of you.

    May you take comfort in the promise found at Revelation 21:4 that reminds us,
    "soon tears, pain and death will be no more."

    Warm Regards,
    Parker Family~

     

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