Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA


Dorothy Bell

September 16, 1920February 4, 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Bell, 99, of White, GA passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Dorothy was born on September 16, 1920 in Adairsville, GA to the late Mr. Doyle Sutton and Mrs. Rhoda Green Sutton.

Dorothy was a devoted mother, wife and grandmother. She was the proprietor of Bells Store for over 60 years in White GA and was well known and loved in her community. Mrs. Bell will be remembered for three things in particular: her sweet smile, her penny candy case at the store, and her attempt at eradicating every dandelion in her community. Dorothy was a member of Wofford's Crossroads Baptist Church since locating to White, GA in the 1940's. Her smile and loving heart will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Bell, daughter, Glenda Bell Dupree, parents, brothers; Lionel and Wyman Sutton and sister, Gladys S. Peterson.

She is survived by her granddaughters; Kim (Eddie) Billue and Kesha (Randall) Fussell, grandson, Krett Dupree, son-in-law, Douglas Dupree, great grandchildren; Joshua Cato, Caleb Mitchell, Alexis Billue, Ragan Dupree, and great great grandchild, Adalynn Morris. Many nieces and nephews also survive to cherish Dorothy's memory.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at three o'clock in the afternoon at Wofford's Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Dempsey officiating.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA is honored to serve the family in this difficult time.


  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, February 9, 2020


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Joyce Friend

February 10, 2020

I went to Mrs. Bell's store daily and sometimes just to see her and talk to her.
She offered advice, let me use the phone, and showed kindness to all of us. I've thought of her over the years after I moved away to Kansas City. I've never met a kinder woman in my life. We should all strive to be like her. She treated us like her own children and was always happy to see us and called us by name. I'll miss you dear lady and because of you I'll always have a perfect example of who I should try to be!

Hilda Richards

February 9, 2020

What great memories I have of growing up in White with Bell's Store, your mom and dad, and of course the fun we had playing together!
Dot was a wonderful kind soul and how fortunate we were to have such great mothers!
Love and memories
Hilda (Hildy)

Mark Stephens

February 8, 2020

Growing up in White you had to go to Bell’s store for your snack treats. I vividly remember walking out Rocky Street with my money, putting my hand in that ice cold water and getting myself a Coke, then grabbing a bag of chips and after paying sitting down next to that wood stove and talking with Ms. Bell! Those days were special and are fond memories of this great lady! A true icon of White GA!

Larry Heath

February 8, 2020

I have known Mrs Bell . Since I was 9 years old, she was always the kindest lady I ever met. She was a true Christian lady who always showed her love and support to all the kids in White Ga, RIP sweet lady.

Mark Williams

February 7, 2020

One precious lady that will be surely missed.