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Bessie Jewell Dile, 81, Columbia, KY (1939-2021)

Bessie Jewell (Browning) Dile of Columbia passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. She was 81 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 4pmCT on Tuesday.

She was born May 22, 1939, in Casey County, to the late Cash and Myrtle Smith Browning. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the following siblings, Earl, Ed, Harvey, Bill and Donald Browning, Rebecca Brown, Tina Roberts and a sister in infancy.

Bessie was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going to auctions and watching auctions online. In her earlier days, she loved to dance, play bingo, plant flowers, garden and can tomatoes

Survivors include:
  • Her husband - Freeman Dile of Columbia
  • Six children - Larry (Betty) White, Barry (Shelia) White, Teresa (Buck) Taylor, Jeff (Lisa) Thomas, Randy (Angie) Smith, David (Jaclyn) Smith all of Columbia
  • 17 grandchildren
  • 19 great-grandchildren
  • Three great-great grandchildren
Casket Bearers: Larry White, Barry White, Jeff Thomas, Randy Smith, David Smith, Buck Taylor

Honorary Casket Bearers: Buddy Brown, James Roberts, Steve Roberts

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Bessie Jewell Dile, 81, Columbia, KY (1939-2021)

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