Shelby County Indiana
The Shelbyville RepublicanJesse Bell, age fifty-seven, well known in the community, died Wednesday night at this home west of Rushville. He had been in poor health for several months.
Friday, February 11, 1944
Jesse Bell Dies at
Home Near Rushville
Surviving are the widow, Ethel Bell; two sisters, Mrs. Bridella Judy, of near St. Paul, former resident of this city, and Mrs. Ben Webb, of Batavia, O.; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Kenneth Burgess of rural route 6.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville RepublicanThe Rev. William Bell, 62, colored, died Sunday 5:15 a.m. at his home, 42 Mildred street. Apoplexy was the cause of death.
Monday, March 4, 1935
LOCAL PASTOR DIES OF STROKE
Rev. William Bell, Colored,
Passes Away at Age of 62 Years
He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, January 20, 1873 and was the son of Zack and Lucy Bell. The Rev. Mr. Bell was pastor of the Second Baptist church of Franklin at the time of death.
Besides the widow, Mrs. Frances Bell, the deceased is survived by three children: Mrs. Artina Hardister and Otto and Cleming Bell, all of Indianapolis; three step-sons, Daniel, Jesse and Clifford, also of Indianapolis; one brother, Zike Bell and two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Burns, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Mamie Cleveland, of Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, at the Second Baptist church in Shelbyville. The Rev. J. G. Johnson and the Rev. M. L. Bluitt will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.
Submitted by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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