Hugh Richard Bell

May 21, 1927 - January 10, 2013
Hugh Richard Bell

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Hugh R. Bell, 85, of Flat Rock passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at his home after an extended illness.

Born in Greenville County, SC, he was a son of the late Mark and Mary Revis Bell. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Violet R. Bell; granddaughter, Shelley Russell; son-in-law, Dexter Rollins; and two sisters, Etha Morgan and Carrie Ritch.

A WWII Navy veteran, Mr. Bell was a 2nd Class Machinist Mate who served on the USS Saturn and the USS LeJeune. He was employed by GE for 32 years, retiring in 1988, and had lived in Henderson County for the last forty years. Mr. Bell loved gardening and beekeeping and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Allie Irene M. Bell of Flat Rock; three daughters, Sybil B. McCall and husband, Don, of Tuxedo, Krystal B. Gillis and husband, Randy, of Ringgold, GA, and Shelba B. Russell and husband, Hardy, of Saluda; son, Timothy H. Bell and wife, Cathi, of Greer, SC; eleven grandchildren, Lynne Rollins and Randy; Laura Rice and husband, Buster; Reggie Rollins; Kim Boyd and husband, Jeff; Curtis McCall; Michael Sean Sandifer; Mark McGraw; Karla Haffey and husband, Jason; Cassie Russell; Cady Early and husband, Kevin; and Chemily Tuttle and husband, Robert; brother, Joseph Fred Bell of Easley, SC; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Sunday in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverends Jimmy Owens and David Summey officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 ñ 8 PM Saturday at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home.


Sunday, January 13, 2013
12:00 AM

Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 12, 2013
    Robert Ballard says:
    Please accept my sincere condolences. I knew Mr Bell from GE and he was a fine man.I know he will be missed and my prayer is May God surround you in His arms of love and grace during your time of grieving. Sincerely Robert Ballard

  • January 18, 2013
    Sam and Linda Justus says:
    Dear Bell family, we are so sorry for your loss. We went to church with you years ago, and still have good memories. May God comfort you at this time and give all of you His peace that passes all understanding.

  • January 14, 2013
    Ronnie & Brenda Champion says:
    Work with Hugh for several year, he was excellant person to be around.

  • January 14, 2013
    Rebecca Camp Edney says:
    My sweet Kris, I am so sorry to hear about your daddy. As time rolls on, heaven gets sweeter day by day.I think of you often and the good times we had at your house and mine with our parents. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Becky and Miles

  • January 14, 2013
    Teresa R. Ray says:
    Dear Bell family, It is sad to hear that you all have lost the patriarch of your family. I know how you all adored him and it is my prayer that his memory warms you during this difficult time. May God cloak you in an abundance of grace and mercy. Teresa R. Ray