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Martha Howell Bell
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1927
Mississippi, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 2014
Lake Village
Chicot County
Arkansas, USA

Martha Howell Bell, 86 of Lake Village, Arkansas died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at her residence in Lake Village. She was born October 8, 1927, in Becker, MS to Mancel and Ellie Hill Howell.

She grew up in Aberdeen, MS where she graduated from high school. She then moved to Memphis, TN to attend Miller Hawkins Business School. It was there she met her husband of 58 years, Devon Bell. They made their home in Memphis for over 50 years until declining health brought them to Lake Village to live with their son.

Martha worked many years for Sears, retiring in 1984. She was a faithful member of Leawood Baptist Church in Memphis where she taught Sunday School. Her grandchildren brought the greatest joy to her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a great-grandson, Pruitt Marshall.


Survivors include her three children, Susan Marshall (Rev. Wayne Marshall) of Olive Branch, MS, Rev Mike Bell (Melinda) of Lake Village, AR, and Marla Ledbetter (Rev Terry Ledbetter) of Tupelo, MS; ten grandchildren, Rev. Jason Marshall (Jennifer) of Corinth, MS, Jessica Gregory (Ray) of Clinton, MS, Joy Ross (Rev George Ross) of New Orleans, LA, Rev. Brian Bell (Allissa) of Bend, Oregon, Traci Clardy (Rev. James Clardy) of Cato, MS, Allison Pettiette (Michael) of Lake Village, AR, Angela Coronado (Daniel) of Jefferson City, MO, Amy Ekis (Rev. Robert Ekis) of Pontotoc, MS, Rev. Andrew Ledbetter (Blaine) and Aaron Ledbetter (Erin) all of Tupelo, MS; her sister, Shirley Pruett (Billy) of Aberdeen, MS; and 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10 am to service time at the church. Funeral Services will be 11 am Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Lake Village Baptist Church in Lake Village, AR with Rev. Mike Bell and Rev. Wayne Marshall officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service is assisting with arrangements in Arkansas while Forrest Hill Funeral Home is entrusted with burial. 
 
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  Devon Bell (1926 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery East
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: KL
Record added: Feb 06, 2014
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 Added: Feb. 6, 2014
 
 
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