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Bessie Jean Ward Bell
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1931
Union County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 2002
Durham County
North Carolina, USA

RADFORD, VA - Jean (Ward) Bell, 70, of Radford, VA, wife of Ralph Samuel Bell Sr, died July 31, 2002, in a Durham, NC, hospital. Mrs. Bell was born in Union, SC on Sept. 22, 1931, a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Ben Ward, Sr.

She was a graduate of Union High School, Class of 1949, and a graduate of the Spartanburg Hospital School of Nursing.

In addition to her husband, she was survived by a daughter: Melody Bell of Greenville, SC; two sons: Ralph Samuel Bell Jr. of Radford, VA, and Michael W. Bell of Draper, VA; a sister: Hilda (Ward) Bailey of Union, SC; a brother, Ben Ward Jr of Union, SC; and seven grandchildren: Betty Jean Bell, Samuel Adam Bell, Ava Carol Bell, Fesser Ward Bell, Stewart Macleay Bell, Vivian Edith Bell, and Lauren Jessica Bell.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 1931, at The First Baptist Church in Radford, VA with Dr. Paul Lane and Rev. Kent Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery of Radford, VA.

The DeVilbiss Funeral Home of Radford, VA was in charge of arrangements. Announcement in Union, SC was courtesy of the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ben Ward (1897 - 1986)
  Willie D. Sanders Ward (1902 - 1995)
 
 Spouse:
  Ralph Samuel Bell (1928 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Earl Ward (1921 - 1980)*
  Bessie Jean Ward Bell (1931 - 2002)
  Ben Ward (1935 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West View Cemetery
Radford
Radford City
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: ErgoSum
Originally Created by: junebug
Record added: Aug 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96094606
Bessie Jean <i>Ward</i> Bell
Added by: Cindy Akers
 
 
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