Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Beatrice "Bea" Massey


11/23/1921 - 07/25/2020


Blanche Beatrice "Bea" Massey, age 98, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Morristown, TN.

Bea was a native of Swain County, NC and lived most of her life in Waynesville, NC. She was a daughter of the late George and Mollie Reynolds Chambers. She had worked at John C. Campbell Folk School where she had became an avid Woodcarver. She was a long standing member of Southern Highland Handcraft Guild.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Massey; sons, Richard Massey, Ray Massey and wife Joan; grandson, Scott Massey, infant son, Wallace Carroll Massey; three infant siblings, three brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by her son, Bill Massey and wife Kathy of White Pine, TN; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2PM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville. Chaplin Mark Abernathy will officiate. Burial will be at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2PM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Hayesville.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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