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Gloria Harrelson Bell
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1929
Death: Aug. 20, 2012

GUNTOWN Gloria Harrelson Bell, 83, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Baldwyn Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was born in Tupelo on July 14, 1929, to John and Henrietta Wheeler Harrelson. In 1947 she graduated from Tupelo High School, and then married her husband of 62 years, George. Early in their married life, they lived in Memphis for nine years before returning to the Lee County area. They resided in the Cedar Hill community west of Guntown for the remainder of their lives. For a couple of years she worked at McGaughy's before beginning her 21-year career with BancorpSouth from which she retired in 1994. She and her husband were members of the Mississippi Square and Round Dance Association for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club of the Cedar Hill community and a former member of the RCDC. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church west of Guntown.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Bobby Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Henson (William) and Georgia A. Bell, both of Guntown; two grandchildren, John Robert Henson (Kim K.) of Guntown and Kim Henson Edwards (Mike) of Belden; and two sisters, Joyce Ann Harrelson and Beverly Jane Harrelson, both of Pueblo West, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one daughter, Brenda Diane Bell.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mississippi Square and Round Dance Association.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service time on Thursday.

Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main St., Tupelo, MS 38801.

Expressions of sympathy may be left at

Read more: & NEMS Daily Journal, Tupelo, MS 8-22-2012
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  George W Bell (1925 - 2011)
  Brenda Dianne Bell (1952 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Lee County
Mississippi, USA
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Record added: Aug 21, 2012
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