Bessie Smith

Bessie Smith, 85, of Panama died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Poteau,Bessie was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Poteau to Roosevelt and Chloe (Brown) Oliver.Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Joe Fitzer; her second husband, Bill Smith; an infant son, Bobby Fitzer; three brothers and three sisters.She is survived by three daughters, Brenda Cook and husband Charles, Joy Moore and husband Don, Chloe House and husband Patrick; stepson, Joe M. Daniel and wife Donnell; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 3, at Bessie’s home, 815 N. Kentucky, Panama.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory of Stigler.