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Mary Irene Bell Smith
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Birth: May 12, 1916
Springfield (Effingham County)
Effingham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1995
Hinesville
Liberty County
Georgia, USA

Mary Irene Bell Smith was born May 12, 1916 to David Clayton Bell, Sr. and Edna Josephine Downs Bell in Olney, Effingham County, Georgia. She had ten siblings. On December 27, 1930, she married Homer Smith, and they had four children: Edna Rose Smith, Homer Lester Smith, Betty June Smith Hendry, and James Emory Smith, Sr. Edna Rose, the oldest, did not survive infancy. Irene died at age 79 of heart failure and complications from diabetes on September 4, 1995 in Savannah. She is buried beside her husband Homer at the Hinesville Cemetery in Liberty County.

Her ancestry was English, Welsh, and--through the Bell surname--Native American (Lumbee).

 
 
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 Parents:
  David Clayton Bell (1875 - 1924)
  Edna Josephine Downs Bell (1880 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Homer Smith (1908 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  Homer Lester Smith (1933 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Barnard Bell (1897 - 1940)*
  Birdie Mae Bell Roberts (1899 - 1975)*
  Ruby Robena Bell McClelland (1901 - 1975)*
  James Roy Bell (1904 - 1969)*
  Robert Travis Bell (1907 - 1907)*
  Lester Wyley Bell (1908 - 1987)*
  Willie Oscar Bell (1911 - 1989)*
  Lois Netherae Bell Peyton (1913 - 2005)*
  Mary Irene Bell Smith (1916 - 1995)
  Edna Josephine Bell Deal (1921 - 2014)*
  David Clayton Bell (1923 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hinesville Cemetery
Hinesville
Liberty County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Jamey Smith
Originally Created by: Sharlotte Donnelly
Record added: Nov 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81126402
Mary Irene <i>Bell</i> Smith
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Mary Irene <i>Bell</i> Smith
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Mary Irene <i>Bell</i> Smith
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Granddaughter of Emmitt Thomas Downs & Edna Josephine Pate...Great Granddaughter of Barrett C. Downs & Sarah Hickman...Great Great Granddaughter of William Downs & Elsey Barrett... RIP
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I finally found this site, Grandma. Here's an Iris, nothing more need be said.:)
- Jamey Smith
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