On January 18, 2005, BESSIE MAY PEDDICORD (nee Ray), in Berkeley Springs, WV, formerly of Ellicott City, beloved wife of the late John Herbert Peddicord, Sr.; devoted mother of Patricia M. Bassler, of Ellicott City, MD, Betty Lee Crane, of Boyton Beach, FL, John H. Peddicord, Jr., of Martinsburg, WV, and the late Watson C. Peddicord. Ms. Peddicord is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 21, 2005, at 9:30 a.m., at the family owned Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
THE BALTIMORE SUN