Aug. 22, 1965—March 19, 2016 Bessie Earlene Thomas, 50, of Crossville, TN, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Wyndridge Health & Rehab Center in Crossville. She was born Aug. 22, 1965, in Crossville, daughter of the late Ephie Edgar Houston and Lillie Mae (Houston) Houston. Bessie was a homemaker and was a member of the Old Fashion Independent Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Thomas; son, Jeffery Evans (Jessica); grandchild, London Evans; sisters, Carolyn Houston Smith (Steven) and Brenda Kay Elmore; and nephew, Chauncey Elmore, Zachary Elmore and Moe Moe Smith. Memorial services will be held at Old Fashion Independent Baptist Church on Monday, March 28, 2016, at 6 p.m. with Bro. Gary Howard officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 5 to 6 p.m. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.