|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1993|
Birtrum B. Bell, or B.B. Bell, age 69, who was born in Rich Square, N.C., on Jan. 3, 1924, died Dec. 13, 1993 at 8:45 p.m.
He was the son of the late Benjamin Frank Bell Sr. and Clara Lynn Bell.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mrs. Margaret Helen Bell; two sons, Michael Bell, married to Janet S. Bell, and Dennis W. Bell, married to Kathy M. Bell, all of Virginia Beach; three sisters, Flora Loraine Hudson and Sarah Harrington, both of Virginia Beach, and Lucy M. Lovelace of Norfolk; two brothers, Charles Bell of Chesapeake and Benjamin Frank Bell Jr. of Norfolk. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Tramell.
Mr. Bell was a Baptist. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Patton's Army with the 71st infantry. He was one of the first to arrive in the Auschwitz Death Camp in Germany to release the Jewish prisoners of war. He received the Bronze Star and at the time of discharge had accumulated max points for early release in war times. He instructed soldiers in basic training during war times at Elmaro Castle in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
He had been a builder in Virginia Beach since 1952. One of his first buildings was the Duck Inn at Lynnhaven. Bertram Court in Virginia Beach was named in his honor. During his career, he built many homes and developed subdivisions.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16, 1993, at 2 p.m. in Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel, by the Rev. Ernest L. Trueblood. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
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