Bessie Grace Shoemake went to her eternal rest Oct. 3, 2019, at the age of 85.

She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Linnie (Maddox) Crowder; her sister Ann (Crowder) Hill; and her husband Marlon Shoemake.

She is survived by her brother Edward Crowder and her daughter Marlene (Shoemake) Owens. Grace lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Knoxville, Tenn.

Her funeral and interment were at Mount Olive Methodist Church in the Whitfield Community on Oct. 9.

Mrs. Shoemake was a farmer in Jones County most of her life. In retirement she traveled often with her family and enjoyed cooking and driving in the mountains.

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