Posted: Friday, October 8, 2010 1:17 pm
The Messenger, October 8, 2010
Completed arrangements are being announced for Woodrow Wilson Bell, 93, of Union City, who died Oct. 7, 2010, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Tim Johns, Larry Hicks, Ricky Brown, Johnny Baker, Ted Council and Mike Crowell. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Stewart, Anthony Hagan and Robert Hagan.
The family requests that memorials be made to Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He was born July 6, 1917, in Weakley County, son of the late James and Lena (Bullington) Bell. He married the former Thelma Irene Story May 4, 1955. She died Sept. 26, 2001. He had been the owner and operator of the former Bell Fruit Co. in Union City for 40 years and was a member of Beech Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Wilma Hagan of Martin, Bonnie and William Nelson of St. George, Utah, and Diane and Charles Spencer of Chandler, Ariz.; three stepdaughters and his son-in-law, Kay and Tim Johns of Kenton, Shirley Crowell of Union City and Beth McCain of Memphis; his stepson, Jimmy Hensley of Arkansas; 17 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louise and Renuall Allen and Odean Henry, all of Union City, Sue and James Powers of Arkansas, Mary Newsom of Michigan and Roberta High of Chicago; and his brother, James Bell of South Fulton;
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Ronnie Bell and Robert Bell; his sister, Rachel Cheatham; and two brothers, Howard Bell and Charles Bell.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.