Ann Bell Kissam

CHATHAM — Ann Bell Kissam, 84, of 315 Spruce Hill Road, Chatham, Virginia, died at her residence on July 13, 2011. She had been in declining health for the last year.

Born June 27, 1927, in Bedford County, she was the only child of Charles E. and Bera Camden Bell. On August 14, 1965, she married Benjamin Franklin Kissam of Evergreen, North Carolina. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kissam is survived by and three godchildren, Amanda Sink Wydner and her husband Freddie, Jessica Ann Sink Dalton and her husband Daniel, and Lauren Sink Hagood and her husband Ryan.

Mrs. Kissam lived her life in Bedford and Pittsylvania counties. She was a charter member of the Hargrave Military Academy Women's Club and a member of the William Pitt Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was an active member of Chatham Baptist Church where she worked throughout her life with the Music Department.

Mrs. Kissam was a graduate of Chatham High School and Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, from which she received a BA Degree in Education in 1946. Mrs. Kissam had a long teaching career in the Pittsylvania County School system and at Hargrave Military Academy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 at Chatham Baptist Church by the Reverend Charles Warnock and the Reverend Carson Dalton. Internment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Bedford, Virginia, at 2:00 p.m.

The family will receive friends at the residence on Thursday and Friday at 315 Spruce Hill Road, and respectfully requests that memorials in Mrs. Kissam's honor be directed to Danville , Chatham Baptist Church, or Hargrave Military Academy.

Scott Funeral Home in Chatham is respectfully serving the Kissam family.

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