Virgil Bevels
March 7, 1936 -
October 14, 2013

Visitation

October 16, 2013
5-8 PM

Service 

October 17, 2013
10:30 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Virgil Bevels, age 77 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 AM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Wright and Bro. Greg Wiser officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery. Mr. Bevels passed away Monday night in Huntsville Hospital.

A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Bevels was the son of the late Parvin Bevels and Mabel Gault Bevels. He was a self-employed plumber, electrician and appliance repairman.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Groce Bevels of Fayetteville, sons Kim Bevels, Dean (Rhonda) Bevels and Mike (Nancy) Bevels all of Fayetteville, one daughter Sandy (Jimmy)DeVaney of Madison, AL, two step-children, Rhonda Norris Bevels of Fayetteville, Mark (Lisa) McDaniel of Murfreesboro, TN, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren Courtney Norris Englett, Justin “Bert” Norris, Rusty Downs, Hannah B. (Kenzie) Mitchell, Hillary M. Bevels, Brooke DeVaney, Alexia DeVaney, Patti Forsythe, Zach Bevels, Stockton McDaniel and Meredith McDaniel.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lincoln County Health Foundation, PO Box 1458, Fayeteville, TN 37334

Video Services

52 Comments

  1. Patsy Ring

    Dear Peggy, I just saw that you lost your husband, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I did not know him, but remember you at church always so sweet to me and my Mom, Addie Mae.May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
    in Christ love, Patsy Ring Johnson

    Reply
  2. Steve L Branch

    On October 14, 2013 a huge hole opened skyward and Jesus carried home one of the grandest souls that he ever will. Virgil was a friend to everyone in this community. I personally thought the world of him as did many. God only calls home those which he wants to allow to walk on His streets of “Pure Gold” . He could not have invited a better soul home.

    Reply
  3. Charlotte Jennings Forrester

    Peggy,

    I know that you are consoled from all the comments about your Virgil. Everyone in Lincoln County knew him as an honest, friendly person. He came to my rescue so often when I lived in Fayetteville. I wish there was a Virgil in Auburn. May God be with you.

    Charlotte

    Reply
  4. Nelson and Kathy Boice

    We are so sorry for your loss, Peggy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Reply
  5. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Our sympathy to all the family. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  6. Carolyn and John Ellis

    Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss of a very dear husband and friend. So terribly sorry we couldn’t make it to the funeral but you and your family are in our prayers. I know God will be covering you with his wings of comfort and love.

    Reply
  7. Verna Faye Webb

    Peggy, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Don & Verna Faye Webb

    Reply
  8. Judy McLeod

    May God hold you in His arms as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Judy McLeod
    and staff of the Community Corrections Program

    Reply
  9. Bill and Robin Shelton

    Thinking of you with sorrow Mrs. Peggy. May your memories of Mr. Virgil bring you smiles and brighter days.

    Reply
  10. Virginia Tate and Peggy Coleman

    To the Bevels family,

    We are both sorry to learn about the loss of your loved one.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God fold you into his arms and comfort you.

    Peggy and Virginia

    Reply
  11. patricia knott

    Peggy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss, may God bless you at this difficult time, Pat Knott

    Reply
  12. Pam Howell

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May God put his arms around you and comfort you during this time of loss. Pam Howell

    Reply
  13. Shan Wells

    So sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
    Shan Wells (Marshall Co. Mayor’s Assist.)

    Reply
  14. Patrick & Amy Fitch

    Peggy, Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Fayetteville Lincoln County Emergency Communications

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob, Amy, Polly, Dwayne, Rick, Beverly, Terri, Candy, Hillary, Lisa, Mary Allison & Betsy

    Reply
  16. Chief Richard Howell & Staff, Fayetteville Police Dept.

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family

    Reply
  17. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Dear Family,

    I just heard about Virgil. My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to come. I read all the sweet tributes people said about Virgil and you know each one was so true. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

    Reply
  18. Mildred Posey McNatt

    Peggy and Dean, I met Virgil when I was about 13 years old at Bob Johnsons rest. It was Christmas and all the girls I worked with had a Coursage except for me…..I will never forget he went out and got me one and brought it to me.The boys were small but I remember as well as yesterday. He was a sweet man and liked by all……He will surely be missed…..I will have yall in my thoughts and prayers during the days ahead….RIP my sweet friend Virgil……………Mildred Posey McNatt

    Reply
  19. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Peggy and family our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear family member. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. May your precious memories help all of you.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  20. Sharon Martin

    May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.

    Reply
  21. Terry and Laura Monks

    Dear Ms. Peggy and Family, Terry and I were so sorry to hear of Mr. Virgil’s passing. He was a very special man who was treasured by so many here in our county. Please know you all are in our prayers and we will continue to pray for you as you heal from this loss.

    Reply
  22. James A. Bonner

    Dean; Kaye and I considered Virgil a friend and are sorry for your loss. We know that he will be missed by many.To Peggy and the rest of the family, you have our sympathy and prayers. Jim & Kaye Bonner

    Reply
  23. Tina Peel

    Ms. Peggy, my thoughts are with you during this time. Hugs & prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  24. Anita Johnson

    Dean, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Virgil has always been a treasured friend.

    Reply
  25. Wanda Preston

    Peggy, My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. I am out of town but promise you a hug when I get home. Your strong faith will sustain you in the days ahead. This I know! I love you!

    Reply
  26. Tippy Ingram

    Dean,
    My sympathy and may God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
    Tippy

    Reply
  27. Susan (Putnam) Bagby

    Peggy: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Rhonda2 and Frank Blackwell

    We are thinking about you during this difficult time! Unfortunately, we both understand how difficult it is to lose your dad and we will be there for you! I will always treasure the wonderful memories of bursting into your house on Sundays and Virgil at the table playing cards! We love you dearly!

    Reply
  29. Brenda & Joe Burns & Mattie (Barnes) Sawyer

    We are so sorry Peggy for your loss.May God be with you and the Family.Mom was telling me yesterday how Virgil was her second cousin and I never knew exactly the kin.Virgil helped mom a lot in her repairs and was such a nice caring man. May God heal your Hearts and you are in our thoughts and prayers.Brenda & Joe Burns ,Mattie (Barnes) and Clay Sawyer

    Reply
  30. Denise Isbell

    Ms. Peggy,
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Virgil, he was a very respected and nice person. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Denise

    Reply
  31. Amy Osteen

    ‘So sorry to hear of your loss. I have been touched deeply by death this year, and, although every situation is different, I can sympathize and emphathize with you. May God be especially close to you at this difficult time. Because He lives, Love, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  32. Sarah Raby

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace, strength, and comfort at this time. You will be in prayers. We love you, Sarah and Jack

    Reply
  33. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of You!

    Reply
  34. Doug & Rhonda Besherse

    We were sorry to hear about Virgil. May the Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow and loss.

    Reply
  35. Dawn Richardson

    Peggy – I am so very sorry to hear about Virgil. I enjoyed his company so much. He and Dean made me feel such a part of the community when I first moved here. I enjoyed his sense of humor and his honesty. I miss you and the family so much and I pray for God to hold you at this time and always. My love Always – Dawn

    Reply
  36. Debbie Kilpatrick

    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. You are in my prayers and on my heart.

    Reply
  37. Joe and Helen Fussell

    Dear Peggy, Dean, and Rhonda,
    We are so sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. He was such a hard working kind gentleman. I loved seeing him across the street every Sunday morning. He will be greatly missed.
    Joe and Helen Fussell

    Reply
  38. Janice Moore Gregory

    Ms. Peggy: I am sorry to hear about Mr. Virgil passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  39. Jimmy Steelman

    So sorry to hear about Virgil, he was a kind and loving man to all of his family.. my prayers are with you and the family

    Reply
  40. Mary Partin

    We are sorry for your loss. May God help you & your family now & through the days ahead. God Bless, Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  41. Doug & Rhonda Besherse

    We were sorry to hear about Virgil and pray that the Lord will comfort you in your time of sorrow and loss.

    Reply
  42. Julia Stafford

    Peggy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Virgil..He was such a great person..My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Love,
    Judy

    Reply
  43. Jimmy and Kay Daniel

    Virgil was such a good man. I will always remember his kindness to me in the years we worked together at Sears. Our sympathy to each of you, and praying for strength and comfort for your family during this time.

    Love,
    Jimmy and Kay Daniel

    Reply
  44. Carolyn Ray

    Sorry to hear of Virgil’s death. Teddy and I loved him, he was an extra special person. May God love and comfort you during the
    time of your grieving.

    Reply
  45. Carolyn Brooks

    Peggy,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  46. Betty Honey

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God walk with you and be by your side in days to come.

    Reply
  47. Judy&Robert Strope

    Dean and family,
    Our hearts are sad for the loss of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love your neighbors,
    Judy and Robert Strope

    Reply
  48. Lisa Reese

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family…

    Reply
  49. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we keep you in our prayers.

    Freda and Kinser children

    Reply
  50. CANDICE,JAMIE & MADISON ROBINSON & LARRY BEVELS

    DEAN,PEGGY & FAMILY:
    WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE LOST.HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW & RESPECTED HIM.VIRGIL RUBBED OFF ON DEAN.HE IS A GREAT PLUMBER & PERSON JUST LIKE HIS DAD WAS.

    Reply
  51. Kathy Talley

    My sympathy to all of you. Virgil was such a good man and was my primary plumber for over 30 years. I had his phone number memorized – – just like I will always keep his kindness to me over the years as a memory. You have my sincerest sympathy and heartfelt empathy during this time of sorrow. Kathy Talley

    Reply
  52. Gary L. Thompson

    Peggy, our thought and prayers are with you and all the family. I/we considered Virgil a good friend for these many years. He will be surely missed. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply

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52 Comments

  1. Patsy Ring

    Dear Peggy, I just saw that you lost your husband, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I did not know him, but remember you at church always so sweet to me and my Mom, Addie Mae.May God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
    in Christ love, Patsy Ring Johnson

    Reply
  2. Steve L Branch

    On October 14, 2013 a huge hole opened skyward and Jesus carried home one of the grandest souls that he ever will. Virgil was a friend to everyone in this community. I personally thought the world of him as did many. God only calls home those which he wants to allow to walk on His streets of “Pure Gold” . He could not have invited a better soul home.

    Reply
  3. Charlotte Jennings Forrester

    Peggy,

    I know that you are consoled from all the comments about your Virgil. Everyone in Lincoln County knew him as an honest, friendly person. He came to my rescue so often when I lived in Fayetteville. I wish there was a Virgil in Auburn. May God be with you.

    Charlotte

    Reply
  4. Nelson and Kathy Boice

    We are so sorry for your loss, Peggy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

    Reply
  5. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Our sympathy to all the family. J.E. and Peggy Towry

    Reply
  6. Carolyn and John Ellis

    Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss of a very dear husband and friend. So terribly sorry we couldn’t make it to the funeral but you and your family are in our prayers. I know God will be covering you with his wings of comfort and love.

    Reply
  7. Verna Faye Webb

    Peggy, our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Don & Verna Faye Webb

    Reply
  8. Judy McLeod

    May God hold you in His arms as we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Judy McLeod
    and staff of the Community Corrections Program

    Reply
  9. Bill and Robin Shelton

    Thinking of you with sorrow Mrs. Peggy. May your memories of Mr. Virgil bring you smiles and brighter days.

    Reply
  10. Virginia Tate and Peggy Coleman

    To the Bevels family,

    We are both sorry to learn about the loss of your loved one.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God fold you into his arms and comfort you.

    Peggy and Virginia

    Reply
  11. patricia knott

    Peggy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss, may God bless you at this difficult time, Pat Knott

    Reply
  12. Pam Howell

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May God put his arms around you and comfort you during this time of loss. Pam Howell

    Reply
  13. Shan Wells

    So sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
    Shan Wells (Marshall Co. Mayor’s Assist.)

    Reply
  14. Patrick & Amy Fitch

    Peggy, Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  15. Fayetteville Lincoln County Emergency Communications

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob, Amy, Polly, Dwayne, Rick, Beverly, Terri, Candy, Hillary, Lisa, Mary Allison & Betsy

    Reply
  16. Chief Richard Howell & Staff, Fayetteville Police Dept.

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family

    Reply
  17. Debbie Gentry Miahnahri

    Dear Family,

    I just heard about Virgil. My thoughts and prayers will be with you now and in the days to come. I read all the sweet tributes people said about Virgil and you know each one was so true. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

    Reply
  18. Mildred Posey McNatt

    Peggy and Dean, I met Virgil when I was about 13 years old at Bob Johnsons rest. It was Christmas and all the girls I worked with had a Coursage except for me…..I will never forget he went out and got me one and brought it to me.The boys were small but I remember as well as yesterday. He was a sweet man and liked by all……He will surely be missed…..I will have yall in my thoughts and prayers during the days ahead….RIP my sweet friend Virgil……………Mildred Posey McNatt

    Reply
  19. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Peggy and family our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear family member. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. May your precious memories help all of you.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  20. Sharon Martin

    May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.

    Reply
  21. Terry and Laura Monks

    Dear Ms. Peggy and Family, Terry and I were so sorry to hear of Mr. Virgil’s passing. He was a very special man who was treasured by so many here in our county. Please know you all are in our prayers and we will continue to pray for you as you heal from this loss.

    Reply
  22. James A. Bonner

    Dean; Kaye and I considered Virgil a friend and are sorry for your loss. We know that he will be missed by many.To Peggy and the rest of the family, you have our sympathy and prayers. Jim & Kaye Bonner

    Reply
  23. Tina Peel

    Ms. Peggy, my thoughts are with you during this time. Hugs & prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  24. Anita Johnson

    Dean, my prayers and thoughts are with you. Virgil has always been a treasured friend.

    Reply
  25. Wanda Preston

    Peggy, My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. I am out of town but promise you a hug when I get home. Your strong faith will sustain you in the days ahead. This I know! I love you!

    Reply
  26. Tippy Ingram

    Dean,
    My sympathy and may God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
    Tippy

    Reply
  27. Susan (Putnam) Bagby

    Peggy: I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  28. Rhonda2 and Frank Blackwell

    We are thinking about you during this difficult time! Unfortunately, we both understand how difficult it is to lose your dad and we will be there for you! I will always treasure the wonderful memories of bursting into your house on Sundays and Virgil at the table playing cards! We love you dearly!

    Reply
  29. Brenda & Joe Burns & Mattie (Barnes) Sawyer

    We are so sorry Peggy for your loss.May God be with you and the Family.Mom was telling me yesterday how Virgil was her second cousin and I never knew exactly the kin.Virgil helped mom a lot in her repairs and was such a nice caring man. May God heal your Hearts and you are in our thoughts and prayers.Brenda & Joe Burns ,Mattie (Barnes) and Clay Sawyer

    Reply
  30. Denise Isbell

    Ms. Peggy,
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Virgil, he was a very respected and nice person. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Denise

    Reply
  31. Amy Osteen

    ‘So sorry to hear of your loss. I have been touched deeply by death this year, and, although every situation is different, I can sympathize and emphathize with you. May God be especially close to you at this difficult time. Because He lives, Love, Amy S. Osteen

    Reply
  32. Sarah Raby

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace, strength, and comfort at this time. You will be in prayers. We love you, Sarah and Jack

    Reply
  33. Leah Plunkett

    Thinking of You!

    Reply
  34. Doug & Rhonda Besherse

    We were sorry to hear about Virgil. May the Lord comfort you in your time of sorrow and loss.

    Reply
  35. Dawn Richardson

    Peggy – I am so very sorry to hear about Virgil. I enjoyed his company so much. He and Dean made me feel such a part of the community when I first moved here. I enjoyed his sense of humor and his honesty. I miss you and the family so much and I pray for God to hold you at this time and always. My love Always – Dawn

    Reply
  36. Debbie Kilpatrick

    I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. You are in my prayers and on my heart.

    Reply
  37. Joe and Helen Fussell

    Dear Peggy, Dean, and Rhonda,
    We are so sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. He was such a hard working kind gentleman. I loved seeing him across the street every Sunday morning. He will be greatly missed.
    Joe and Helen Fussell

    Reply
  38. Janice Moore Gregory

    Ms. Peggy: I am sorry to hear about Mr. Virgil passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory

    Reply
  39. Jimmy Steelman

    So sorry to hear about Virgil, he was a kind and loving man to all of his family.. my prayers are with you and the family

    Reply
  40. Mary Partin

    We are sorry for your loss. May God help you & your family now & through the days ahead. God Bless, Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  41. Doug & Rhonda Besherse

    We were sorry to hear about Virgil and pray that the Lord will comfort you in your time of sorrow and loss.

    Reply
  42. Julia Stafford

    Peggy and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Virgil..He was such a great person..My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Love,
    Judy

    Reply
  43. Jimmy and Kay Daniel

    Virgil was such a good man. I will always remember his kindness to me in the years we worked together at Sears. Our sympathy to each of you, and praying for strength and comfort for your family during this time.

    Love,
    Jimmy and Kay Daniel

    Reply
  44. Carolyn Ray

    Sorry to hear of Virgil’s death. Teddy and I loved him, he was an extra special person. May God love and comfort you during the
    time of your grieving.

    Reply
  45. Carolyn Brooks

    Peggy,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  46. Betty Honey

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God walk with you and be by your side in days to come.

    Reply
  47. Judy&Robert Strope

    Dean and family,
    Our hearts are sad for the loss of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love your neighbors,
    Judy and Robert Strope

    Reply
  48. Lisa Reese

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family…

    Reply
  49. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we keep you in our prayers.

    Freda and Kinser children

    Reply
  50. CANDICE,JAMIE & MADISON ROBINSON & LARRY BEVELS

    DEAN,PEGGY & FAMILY:
    WE ARE SO SORRY FOR THE LOST.HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW & RESPECTED HIM.VIRGIL RUBBED OFF ON DEAN.HE IS A GREAT PLUMBER & PERSON JUST LIKE HIS DAD WAS.

    Reply
  51. Kathy Talley

    My sympathy to all of you. Virgil was such a good man and was my primary plumber for over 30 years. I had his phone number memorized – – just like I will always keep his kindness to me over the years as a memory. You have my sincerest sympathy and heartfelt empathy during this time of sorrow. Kathy Talley

    Reply
  52. Gary L. Thompson

    Peggy, our thought and prayers are with you and all the family. I/we considered Virgil a good friend for these many years. He will be surely missed. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply

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