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Memorial Service

Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church
Saturday August 24th, 2019

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Doris Brown Bell

Doris Brown Bell




Doris Brown Bell, age 89, of 2759 Bellview Church Road, and wife of the late Robert Ray “Bob” Bell, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.


Born in Greer, she was a daughter of the late Oscar Emory Brown and Inez Brannon Brown Nabors. Mrs. Bell retired as a bookkeeper for Belk’s and J.C. Penny in Clinton, was an interior decorator for The Country Shop, and was a director for the Family Court Cottage Children’s Home in Laurens. Along with her husband, she co-founded The Robert R. Bell Center of the Blind in Laurens, was involved with the development of Rocky Bottom Camp of the Blind, and was active with the National Federation of the Blind on the local, state and national level. A member of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church, she was involved with the Presbyterian Women of the Church and a member of the choir. Mrs. Bell was the last surviving member of her immediate family.


Surviving are: her sons, Robby Bell and wife Beth of Laurens, Mark Bell and wife Wanda of Laurens; grandchildren, Austin Bell and wife Lourdes of Duncan, Mary Bell Willard and husband Andy of Simpsonville, Rebekah Bell, Joseph Bell, Linsey Bell, and Elizabeth Bell all of Laurens; great-grandchildren, Temperance Bell, Cloie Blake, and John Talley Willard.


Memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM, on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Robert Brozina. A private family interment will be held in the church cemetery.


The family will be at the home of her son, Robby Bell, 2561 Bellview Church Road, and will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service on Saturday.


Memorials may be made to The Robert R. Bell Center of the Blind, 1103 N. Harper Street, Laurens, SC 29360 or to Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 1063 Rocky Springs Road, Laurens, SC 29360.


Condolences may be expressed online to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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Dear Bell Family - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. Both your mom and dad did so much good for the community of Laurens. They were a blessing to those who knew them. It is my prayer that your grief will be tempered by knowing that you mom was "a good and faithful servant' and has joined your dad in Heaven. God bless you all.

Grayson Thomas Aug 27 2019 12:00 AM

Robby and Mark, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May the Lord bless you and give you peace in this time of loss. Lud and Melissa

Lud Cauble Aug 25 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris Bell

Kaitlyn blake Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

A Blooming Blues was sent on August 24, 2019

We give are condolences and prayers to the Bell Family ! With love Judy Norwood & Kaitlyn Blake

Expression of Sympathy Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Robbie, Mark and family,
Linda and I wanted to express our condolences to all of you in your loss. May God provide comfort and peace to you now and in the days ahead.

Joe and Linda Pitts Aug 24 2019 12:00 AM

Robby and Mark, I remember both of your parents with fond memories. Prayers for the family during this time.

Harriett (Lee) Dease Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

Mark, Wanda and family,

We are praying for your family. So very sorry for your loss. May GOD wrap each of you up in HIS strong arms of love.

Sincerest sympathy,
James & Donnis Quinn

Donnis Quinn Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for the families loss. Ma Bell was one tough lady. I love you all and will keep prayers coming for comfort at this time.

Rhonda Freeman Aug 22 2019 12:00 AM