Mrs. Bessie Acree, age 98, of McKinney, Texas passed away on July 21, 2004 in McKinney. She was born on March 6, 1906, in Pickens, Mississippi to Joe Clyde and Nora Clide (Meeks) Hanson. She married Wister Tyler on August 19, 1922 in Mississippi who preceded her in death in 1962. She married Hollen C. Acree on July 7, 1995, in McKinney, Texas. Mrs. Acree was a homemaker and was a member of the Cottonwood Baptist Church.
She is survived by her grandson, Sheldon Ray Evans of College Station, Texas; 2 great grandchildren; brother, Avery Hanson of Jackson, Mississippi; sister-in-law, Doris Hanson of Melissa, Texas; sisters, Johnnie Fay Williams of Joplin, Missouri and Katie Terry of Neosho, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Acree was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughter, Helen Evans and brother, Charles Hanson.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM, Friday, July 23, 2004, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Lyn Cypert and Dr. John Mark Caton officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.