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4653. William Hobert Bedwell Jr.2221 was born about May 1928 in North Fork, West Virginia.1568 He died on 26 Jan 2002 in Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee.2221 He was buried in Mountain View United Methodist Church Cemetary.2221 He was educated in Georgia Tech University.2221 He served in the military in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.2221

1930 Census for North Fork, McDowell County, West Virginia, taken on Apr 4, 1930, shows William H. Bedwell, age 33, a butcher for Piggly Wiggly, as head of household with: Stella L, age 23, his wife of three years; and son William H. Bedwell, Jr., age 6 and 11/12. The parents were born in Virginia, the child in West Virginia.


The Galax Gazette Obits--January 30, 2002

William Hobert "Bill" Bedwell Jr., 73, of Chilhowie, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Welmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.

He was born in North Fork, W.Va., to the late William Hobert Bedwell Sr., and Stella Pearman Bedwell.

He moved to Galax in 1939 and to Smyth County in 1970 where he retired from Harwood Manufacturing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy and attended Georgia Tech University. He was a member of the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667 and the Mountain View United Methodist Church. Mr. Bedwell was an avid golfer.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lillie Pearl Bedwell; four children and a daughter-in-law, William Michael Bedwell of Pulaski, Lisa Karen Bedwell of Atkins, John Elliot and Crystal Fisher Bedwell of Fort Chiswell, and Carol Ann Bedwell of the home; four grandchildren, Andy Hale of Glade Spring, Ryan Bedwell of Speedwell, Wesley Walters of Atkins and Lauren Elizabeth Bedwell of Fort Chiswell; two great-grandchildren, Jaden Hale and Jared Hale; one sister, Patricia Newman of Holden Beach. N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Tuesday at Mountain View United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Military honors were rendered by the Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. The Revs. John Graham and Catherine Deese officiated.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, N.E., Atlanta, Ga., 30329; or the Wellmont Hospice House.
Bradley-Finney Funeral Home, Chilhowie, was in charge of arrangements.

William Hobert Bedwell Jr. and Lillie Pearl [--?--] were married about 1952.2221 Lillie Pearl [--?--]2221 died after 26 Jan 2002. William Hobert Bedwell Jr. and Lillie Pearl [--?--] had the following children:

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William Michael Bedwell.

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Lisa Karen Bedwell.

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John Elliot Bedwell.

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Carol Ann Bedwell.