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Bessie Subena Willoughby

July 13, 1924 — February 5, 2023

Bessie Subena Willoughby, 98, of Lynchburg, died Sunday, February 5, 2023.

She was the wife of the late Willbert “Jack” Willoughby.

Born on July 13, 1924, a daughter of the late Lewis and Subena Schmitt.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Lang.

She is survived by a daughter, Cookie Smith, and her husband “Smitty”, six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit
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