ROYSTON – Bessie Melissa Bellamy McCollum, 93, of Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Royston, died Thursday, April 2, 2009.
Born in Franklin County on November 24, 1915, she was the daughter of the late William and Carrie Yvonne York Bellamy. She was a homemaker and a member of the Macedonia Holiness Church in Danielsville. Mrs. McCollum was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Matthew McCollum; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include sons, Aaron McCollum and John McCollum, both of Royston; daughters, Kayrene Dyer McCollum, Ila, Margorie V. McCollum, Augusta, and Betty Ruth Dove, Canon; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 5, at 2 p.m., at the Macedonia Holiness Church with the Rev. Artis Anglin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, April 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Pruitt Funeral Home, Royston, is in charge of arrangements.