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Funeral Service

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Monday November 21st, 2022

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Evelyn P. Word Bell

Evelyn P. Word Bell




Evelyn P. Word Bell, age 97, passed away quietly, surrounded by her family, on November 18, 2022, at her home on Owings Street.


Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George F. and Juanita Bobo Pulley. Mrs. Bell was a member of Central United Methodist Church, attended Lucas Avenue Baptist Church and retired as a secretary at Laurens Glass.  She loved square dancing with the Merry Mixer Square Dancers. 


She is survived by a son, Lanny Earle Word, Sr. (Judy) of Waterloo; grandchildren, Melissa Frost (Stacey) of Belton, TX, Lanny Earle Word, Jr. of the home and Linda Dunlap (Chris) of Waterloo; great-grandchildren, Rhett O’Hara (Stef), Rory O’Hara (Sacora), Blake Pruitte (Nikki) and Dillon Frost; great-great grandchildren, Nylus O’Hara, Alexander Zamorano and Gianluca Zamorano. 


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husbands, Claude Word and Joe Bell; a brother, Bryson Pulley; sisters, Kathleen Bramlett, Myrtle West, Carolyn Gaston, Sara Pulley, Ora Dell Cook, Margaret Rhodes, Winnie Mae Lashley, Marcelle Lynch, and Juanita Hammett.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, November 21, 2022, at Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Michael Post with burial to follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. 


The family visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the mortuary. 


Memorials may be made to Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, 101 Lucas Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360; Central United Methodist Church, c/o Arthur Workman, 439 Hurtsdale Road, Clinton, SC 29325; or to a charity of one’s choice. 


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


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I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Bells passing. I knew her through my dad, Paul Thomas and Laurens Glass. My prayers are with you as you walk through this season of life.

Grayson Thomas Nov 29 2022 9:17 AM

Lovely, gracious, hospitable. So quiet spoken and always a smile even when Merle or Claude would bring home several for dinner. A long life well lived. God’s peace.

Katherine E. Keller-Word Nov 21 2022 7:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Katherine E. Keller-Word Nov 21 2022 3:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Linda M Bell Nov 21 2022 1:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Chuck Moore Nov 21 2022 7:59 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Don and Jan Franks Nov 20 2022 10:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Martin Workman Nov 20 2022 7:21 PM

Oh how we enjoyed Senior trips from LAB with Evelyn and Joe. Memories forever.

charles metz Nov 20 2022 7:21 PM

Wonderful Neighbor, Friend and Pal - - We have missed each other for last FEW YEARS - - BUT THIS KIND of RELATIONSHIP - -Does NOT FADE - - REST WELL DEAR FRIEND, Till we Meet Again.

Don Davis Nov 20 2022 7:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn P. Bell

Harold DONALD Davis Nov 20 2022 6:59 PM

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