Elizabeth Louise Bess, 78, passed away at her home Monday, June 23, 2014. She was a member of Altamont Baptist Church. She was born in Dade County, Ga., on Sept., 27, 1935, to Joe and Arizona Middlebrooks Phillips who preceded her in death along with her daughter, Deborah Meeks; husband, Edgar Bess; sister, Betty McNeese; brothers, Walter, O.B., Junior and Cecil Phillips; great-grandson, Jimmylee Barrett. She is survived by her daughters, Rita (Jackey) Hoosier, Palmer, Tenn., and Wanda (Bill) Hoosier, Kissimmee, Fla.; brothers, Steve (Linda) Phillips, Chickamauga, Ga., and Clarence "Bunk" (Sandra) Phillips, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; sister-in-law, Caroline Phillips, Lookout Mountain; grandchildren, Chasity (Jaron) Barrett, Nathan (Stephanie) Cunningham, Michael Hoosier, Brittney (Cody) Childers, Miguel (Sarah) Cruz; nine great-grandchildren; several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother Ab Scott and Brother Don Hill officiating with burial to follow in Altamont Cemetery. Visitation: 4-10 p.m. today at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tenn. www.laynefuneralhome.com.