Shelby  County  Indiana


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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