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Apex Funeral Home

550 W Williams St, Apex, NC

OBITUARY

Dorothy Jean Bell

August 8, 1931June 11, 2019
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Dorothy Jean Cook Bell, 87, of Garner, NC formerly of Cary, NC and Hammond, IN, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home in Garner, NC.

Dorothy Jean was born August 8, 1931 in Kouts, IN to the late Robert Daniel Cook and Avia Bertha Casey.

She enjoyed watching the Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball Team, crocheting and playing cards, specifically canasta.

Dorothy Jean was a dedicated member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Cary, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Sammie O. Bell.

Dorothy Jean is survived by her sister, JoNell Bingham and her husband Eural of Seffner, FL; her daughters, Linda Sue “Susie” Miller and her husband, Tom of Schererville, IN; Amy Bell Claxton and her husband, Ron of Garner; and Patti Claxton and her husband, Lance of Hobart, IN; son, Terry Bell and his wife, Mary of Corona, CA; grandchildren, Jonna Claxton, Amanda Shore and her husband Kevin, Michael Claxton, Lisa Perkio and her husband Jake, Jeffrey Claxton and Samantha Bell and two great grandchildren, Elizabeth "Ellie" Shore and Jacqueline "Jax" Shore.

The family will receive friends at Apex Funeral Home, Thursday, June 20 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, June 21 at 10:30 am at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow the service at Apex Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Dorothy Jean Bell's honor to Florida College, 119 N. Glen Arven Ave., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. https://www.floridacollege.edu/giving/make-a-gift/

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy Jean is survived by her sister, JoNell Bingham and her husband Eural of Seffner, FL; her daughters, Linda Sue “Susie” Miller and her husband, Tom of Schererville, IN; Amy Bell Claxton and her husband, Ron of Garner; and Patti Claxton and her husband, Lance of Hobart, IN; son, Terry Bell and his wife, Mary of Corona, CA; grandchildren, Jonna Claxton, Amanda Shore and her husband Kevin, Michael Claxton, Lisa Perkio and her husband Jake, Jeffrey Claxton and Samantha Bell and two great grandchildren, Elizabeth "Ellie" Shore and Jacqueline "Jax" Shore.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Michael Claxton
  • Jeffrey Claxton
  • Tom Miller
  • Ron Claxton
  • Mark Bingham
  • Terry Bell

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 21, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service to Follow

Memories

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Blanca Barreiro

June 20, 2019

No one can prepare you for a loss, it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to the family. She will be missed.

Blanca Barreiro

June 20, 2019

No one can prepare you for a loss, it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to the family. She will be missed.

Vic and Nina Claxton

June 12, 2019

Praying for comfort for the family of Dorothy. She was a sharing and hospitable lady. She will be missed, but her example lives on.

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Biography

Dorothy Jean Cook Bell, 87, of Garner, NC formerly of Cary, NC and Hammond, IN, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home in Garner, NC.

Dorothy Jean was born August 8, 1931 in Kouts, IN to the late Robert Daniel Cook and Avia Bertha Casey.

She enjoyed watching the Saint Louis Cardinals Baseball Team, crocheting and playing cards, specifically canasta.

Dorothy Jean was a dedicated member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Cary, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Sammie O. Bell.

Dorothy Jean is survived by her sister, JoNell Bingham and her husband Eural of Seffner, FL; her daughters, Linda Sue “Susie” Miller and her husband, Tom of Schererville, IN; Amy Bell Claxton and her husband, Ron of Garner; and Patti Claxton and her husband, Lance of Hobart, IN; son, Terry Bell and his wife, Mary of Corona, CA; grandchildren, Jonna Claxton, Amanda Shore and her husband Kevin, Michael Claxton, Lisa Perkio and her husband Jake, Jeffrey Claxton and Samantha Bell and two great grandchildren, Elizabeth "Ellie" Shore and Jacqueline "Jax" Shore.

The family will receive friends at Apex Funeral Home, Thursday, June 20 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. A funeral service will be held Friday, June 21 at 10:30 am at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St., Apex, NC 27502. Burial will follow the service at Apex Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Dorothy Jean Bell's honor to Florida College, 119 N. Glen Arven Ave., Temple Terrace, FL 33617. https://www.floridacollege.edu/giving/make-a-gift/