Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, September 26, 1956
Local Woman's Rites
To Be Held in Osgood
          Mrs. Della J. Bell,  87, who resided at the home of her daughter  Mrs. Ruth Barricklow  on R.R. 1, died at the Madison State Hospital at 6:30 p.m. yesterday.  Ill for three and one-half years, she had been in a serious condition for the last three weeks.  Death was due to pneumonia.
          Born in Jefferson county Jan. 3, 1869, she was the daughter of  John and  Mary Mathis Francis.  In 1885 she was married to  James W. Bell  who preceded in death Jan. 11, 1932.  She resided in Osgood until 1939 when she moved to Shelbyville to make her home with her daughter.  She was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church and the Royal Neighbors Lodge at Osgood.
          Other survivors besides the daughter here are three sons and a daughter,  Ralph and  Phillip Bell  of this city and  John Bell  and  Mrs. Florence Pickett  of Osgood.  There are 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
          Short funeral services will be held at the Murphy Mortuary at 12:30 p.m. Friday in charge of Rev. Clarence Hager and the last rites will be at the Osgood Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m.  Burial wil lbe in Glendale cemetery at Osgood.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 11, 1944
Page 1
Jesse  Bell  Dies  at
Home  Near  Rushville
          Jesse 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.
          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  Republican
Monday, March 4, 1935
Page 5
Rev. William Bell, Colored,
Passes Away at Age of 62 Years
          The Rev. William Bell,  62, colored, died Sunday 5:15 a.m. at his home, 42 Mildred street.  Apoplexy was the cause of death.
          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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