Ethel Leona Bell

October 20, 1917July 23, 2012

Ethel Leona Bell, 94, of Texarkana, AR passed away July 23, 2012 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Bell was born October 20, 1917 in Gillmer, TX. She was a member of Souls Harbor Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Sarah Stone of Texarkana, TX, Carolyn Edwards of Haughton, LA and Frances Powell of Texarkana, AR; grandchildren, Rodney Stone of Texarkana, TX, Dewayne Edwards of New York, NY, Mary Ann Stone of Texarkana, TX, Cindy Merworth of Dekalb, TX, Doyle Stone of Plainview, AR, Nancy Wulf of Ham Lake, MN, Andy Powell of Portland, OR and Josh Powell of Texarkana, AR; and 14 great grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at East Memorial Chapel - Downtown with Revs. Gene and Marie Ross and Rev. Dee Stone officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the funeral home.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Angela Smith

July 26, 2012

Our prayers are with ya'll. We're sorry for your loss. But we all know she's in heaven where we will meet her again one day. Its been a ruff month for us when we lost Keith's grandmother on the 17th (Jan's mother) Bernice. My God bless ya'll in this time of need. Angela & Keith Smith & family

Anita Swanson

July 24, 2012

Mary Ann, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God has his loving arms wrapped around you all. God Bless you.

Angela Singleton

July 24, 2012

Ours prayers are with you.

Brenda Gillespie

July 24, 2012

Your all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Nancy Wulf

July 24, 2012

Rose Garden of memories

In our Rose Garden of memories
We see you standing there
An angel in disguise
Who taught us how to care
We long to hear your voice
for real not in our dreams
We are missing you so much
how empty our world seems
People say time heals all wounds
that someday the pain will subside
But Grandma I can tell you
I think they must have lied
The emptiness we are feeling now
is strong and we are weak
As days go by without you
they seem so dreary and so bleak
In my Rose Garden of memories
We know you'll always be
for though you're gone
from this mortal world
In our hearts you'll always be

I love you Grandma, Nancy