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Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Bedwell

Monday, November 8, 2010

Kenneth Eugene "Gene" Bedwell, 90, of Sullivan, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Sullivan County Community Hospital.

He was born in Sullivan County on Sept. 24, 1920, the son of Carl Bedwell and Alice Burch Bedwell.

Gene was a member of the Hickory Methodist Church, retired machinist from Crane and was a coal miner.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Suellen Arnold; five brothers, Jesse Bedwell, William Bedwell, Delbert Bedwell, Lux Bedwell and Cecil Bedwell; four sisters, Gladys Kinnett, Goldie Bedwell, Pearl Vaughn, Marie Bedwell; and two infant twins.

Survivors include: his wife of 69 years, Mary Robertson Bedwell; one son, Lance Bedwell (Ann) of Conway, S.C.; five grandchildren, Carol Jones, Cathy Brummett, Paula Baker, Dee Nesbitt, and Lana Jones; 13 great-grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Ralph Roach officiating. Interment in the Hickory Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.