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Bessie “Nell” Hedgepeth

Bessie “Nell” Hedgepeth, 85, was called home from this life on August 31, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Nell was born March 23, 1932 in Springhill, Louisiana, to Jay G. and Bessie Beene Coyle.
Services were held Monday, September 4 at Carmel Baptist Church in Monticello. Graveside services followed in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Harvey officiated the services, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nell graduated from Springhill High School. She was a member of the Woodmen of the World and was an active member of Carmel Baptist Church, where she taught two and three year-olds in Sunday School for over 57 years.
Surviving Nell are her sister-in-law, Jane Tompkins of Madison and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Jay G. and Bessie Beene Coyle; husband, John William Hedgepeth Jr.; sisters, Norma Lee Taylor, C.B. Shanks, Orlene Burns and Willie Fred Bollier and one brother, David Leonard Coyle.
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