Bessie Marie Martin Smith
79, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully April 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Earl E. Martin and the late Lawrence Smith.
Born in McMechen, W.V., she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. “Dooley” and Bernice A. (Marple) Logston.
An avid sailor, Bessie was a charter member of the Alameda Yacht Club. She was a member of the Women’s Golf League in Escalon, Calif., and the Women’s Bowling League in Modesto, Calif. Bessie was an adventurer and enjoyed people’s company and traveled extensively throughout the world.
She leaves her four beloved children, Robert Martin and wife Catherine of Garner, N.C., Cheryl Rebecchi and husband Sav of Jamestown, William Martin and wife Linda Vecoli of North Smithfi eld, and Ronald Martin and wife Kimmi McDaniel of Temecula, Calif.; three brothers, George A. Logston and wife Irene of Mc- Mechen, W.V., Willis E. “Bud” Logston of McMechen, W.V., and Dooley O. Logston and wife Diana of Collierville, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Amy Kaiser, Jennifer Lee-Monn, Amanda McCoy and Joel McCoy; and four greatgrandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home in North Kingstown.
Memorial contributions made be made in her name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047, or Odyssey Healthcare Foundation, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.