James Buckley Bell
James Buckley Bell, 72, of Martin, died Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Volunteer Community Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home, with Bro. Claude Prince and Bro. Richard Brewer officiating. Burial will be at East Side Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Bell was born March 6, 1936, in Martin, son of the late Harry C. and Janette Lampton Bell. He was retired from Hubbell Lighting Corp., was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Ralston Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Daniels Bell of Martin; three sons, Darrel (Natalie) Bell of Corinth, Miss., Jeff Bell of Smyrna and Adam Bell of Mesa, Ariz.; a stepson, Scotty Wade of Martin; a stepdaughter, Debbie Travis of Martin; two brothers, Larry Bell of Yuma and David Keith Bell of Virginia; and eight grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Bell. The family requests memorials be made to the Ralston Baptist Church Building Fund.