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BAMBERG -- Ms. Helen Demaris Bessinger affectionately known as Ms. B, 89, of Bamberg, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Oak Leaf Village of Lexington.

Funeral services for Ms. Bessinger will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Cooner Funeral Home Chapel 287 McGee St., Bamberg, SC 29003 with the Rev. Charlie Lucas officiating.

Burial will follow in Spring Branch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service.

Ms. Bessinger was born in Bamberg, to the late Charles L. Bessinger and the late Inez Hightower Bessinger. She was a member of Bamberg First Baptist Church. She retired from B. C. Moore's.

She is survived by one sister Betty B. Bourne; a number of nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Leroy Bessinger, James Bessinger; sisters, Thelma Harrison, Mildred Hajek, Ruth Boatwright, and Mamie Bass; and a special friend, Ed Gibson.

Memorials may be made to Bamberg First Baptist Church, PO Box 355, Bamberg, SC 29003.

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The family would like to thank the caregivers at Oakleaf Village who cared and loved “B” and also All Seasons Hospice.

Cooner Funeral Home, LLC, (www.coonerfuneralhome.com) of Bamberg is in charge of service arrangements.

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