Bessie Marie Kirkland, Nichols, Arms


Visitation Details

Service Details
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
Interment Green Hill Cemetery
Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:00 AM











Bessie Marie Kirkland, Nichols, Arms, 93 of Delano passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at a healthcare facility in Cleveland. She was born in McMinn County and spent most of her life in Polk and McMinn Counties. She retired from Athens Products; and was a long time Member of Delano Baptist Church.

She was a daughter of the late Luther A. and Iduma Sewell Kirkland; she was also predeceased by her two sisters, Jessie Ruth Yates and Eva Grace Poteet.  Bessie is survived by her husband, S. Wallace Arms of Delano; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Buddy Smith of Kingston, Sula and Bobby Jenkins of Delano; one grandson, Jason and Laura Jenkins of Delano; two great- grandchildren, Caroline and Catherine Jenkins of Chattanooga; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Marilyn Kirkland of Cleveland; several loved nieces and nephews; step-children and their spouses, Sam and Rhonda Arms of Ocoee, Kay Arms Crye of Ocoee, Wally and Robin Arms of Delano; also step-grandchildren, Scott, Sara, Zachary, Jacob, Josh, Rachel and Hannah.

Funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with her nephew, Dr. Bruce Yates and Dr. John Powers officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday prior to the service. The interment will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Green Hill Cemetery. Phillip Culpepper, Randy Kirkland, Jacob Arms, Josh Arms, David Smith and L.W. Smith will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Perry, Tommy DeBord, David Davis, Bill White, Button Shelton and Charlie Harris.





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  1. Angie Crisp July 22, 2018

    Supa and Virginia so sorry to hear about your mother. Please give my condolences to Wallace.

  2. Patsy Raines July 19, 2018

    Sula. So sorry to hear about your mom. I just saw the obit in the Polk County News. You are in our prayers. Johnny and Patsy Raines

  3. Elizabeth Wentworth July 19, 2018

    Bruce and I were so sorry to learn of Aunt Bessie’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Bruce recently had knee replacement surgery and we were unable to attend. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Rhonda Bryson July 19, 2018

    Sympathies, and prayers for the family. Bessie was a mighty woman, and a great lady. She will missed in the community and among all who knew her.
    Carolyn and Rhonda Bryson.

  5. Mary H Blumreich July 19, 2018

    My beautiful Aunt Bessie, aways with a smile on her face, greeted by the angels and her Lord Jesus, and her beloved ones who she can embrace once more. I never say Rest in Peace because I think they are very happy and busy in Heaven.

    Mary Helen


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