Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000002978 StartFragment:0000002442 EndFragment:0000002942 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/2-15-11/obits/hesson.doc @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Mrs. Reba Hesson of Carthage died at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening February 8, 2011 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in South Carthage where she was being treated for cancer. Mrs. Hesson was 83. Friday afternoon February 11th funeral services were conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home by her pastor Eld. Van Mathis and her former pastor, Eld. James Crawford. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000183 EndHTML:0000003611 StartFragment:0000002444 EndFragment:0000003575 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/SERVER/EDITORIAL/2-15-11/obits/hesson.doc @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }

Following the 1 p.m. services burial was in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hesson was born in Glasgow in Barren County Kentucky on February 17, 1927 and was one of 13 children of the late Lucian and Mary Florence Stevens Sexton. Siblings preceding her in death were Inez, Eugene, Ethel, Girture Sexton, Lorene Bowman, Carl, Junior, Roger and Billy Sexton. Before retiring and moving to Carthage she and he husband made their home on their Turkey Creek Community farm. Her husband Julious “Bud” Hesson died December 18, 1998 at the age of 87. In 1960 the East Carthage Missionary Church was established in Eastland Heights and Mrs. Hesson was a charter member. She retired in 1988 from the Carthage Shirt Corporation where she was a seamstress for over 28 years. Surviving is her foster grand-daughter Kandi Ray and husband Shayne and their children Gracie, Mattie and Ellie Ray; Mrs. Hesson’s caregiver, Debbie Taylor and husband Wayne of Carthage; sister, Shirley Russell and husband Comer of Lebanon; brother, Veachel Sexton of Lafayette.