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 George Ellis Bell

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George Ellis Bell

  • Birth 28 Feb 1943 Dogwood, Mississippi County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 26 May 1957 Salcedo, Scott County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 22910708

George was only 14 years old when on May 26, 1957 at 3:15pm he drowned while swimming in muddy water with other friends in an old river bed, 1/4 of a mile west of Salcedo, Scott County, MO. He called for help but sank before anyone could get to him. He was found and taken by Raymond Crews to the Welsh Funeral Home in Sikeston, Scott County, MO.

He was survived by his parents; Doy Walton and Bernice Bowman Bell, one sister; Dorothy Bell Clay and Bo of Gray Ridge, five brothers; Steve Vernon and Jewell Stephens Bell of Sikeston, Jo Tom and Ethel Duckworth Bell of Dexter, Chester and Jeanette Polly Bell of Sikeston, Charlie and Carolyn Poe Bell of St. Louis and Kenneth Bell of the home in Salcedo, three nieces; Janet Lynn Bell and Linda Gaye Bell of Sikeston, Ruth Ann Bell of Dexter, one nephew; Randy Clay of Gray Ridge. His maternal grandparents; Joe and Mertie Bowman of Formasa, AR and paternal grandmother; Delona "Lona" Owens Bell of Sikeston.

His paternal grandfather; Thomas Newton Bell proceeded him in death in 1950.


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  • Maintained by: mrscooper
  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 14 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22910708
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Ellis Bell (28 Feb 1943–26 May 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22910708, citing Dexter Cemetery, Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by mrscooper (contributor 47110616) .