Bessie Lee King

Bessie Lee King/photo from Atchley Funeral Home

Bessie Lee King/photo from Atchley Funeral Home


May 30, 1933 – February 5, 2016

Bessie Lee King, age 82 of Sevierville, passed away Friday, February 05, 2016.

She was a member of Smoky Mountain Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Terrell; daughter-in-law, Angie King; son-in-law, Alan Tarwater and granddaughter, Michelle Clabo, father, Loy Ogle, mother, Velma Ogle, brother, Dewey Ogle, sisters, Iva Ogle, and Louise Ogle.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband, Rev. Willie D. King; daughter and son-in-law, Janice Tarwater Kitchens and husband Richard, Brenda Clabo and husband Rick, Connie Hewett and husband Ricky; son, Elmer D. King; fourteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; sisters, Frances Williams and Virginia Morgan; sister-in-law, Anne Ogle; several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Covenant Hospice and nurses Julie and Ruby.

The family will receive friends 3 to 5:45 PM Sunday with funeral service to follow at 6 PM in the West Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home. Ted Ogle and David Owenby will officiate. Family and friends will meet 10 AM Monday in Mountain View Cemetery for interment with Ricky Hewett officiating. Online condolences may be made at

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