Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

October 9, 2013

David Hernandez Bell

VALDOSTA — David Hernandez Bell, 52, of Valdosta, was called to his heavenly home following a lengthy illness in the early morning hours of Oct. 5, 2013.  

He was born on March 22, 1961, to Mary Frances Bryant and the late William Baker. David was a son, grandson, brother, father, grandfather, friend, uncle and mentor. David chose to remain busy, never giving up, even when it came to assisting in detailing cars, to remain busy after going under renal care. He always desired to remain a servant in some kind of way and was active in the Men’s Ministry as part of the cooking team preparing breakfast for other men at the church. David was one of the few men, with all of his health issues, to attend South Georgia Walk to Emmaus No. 91, in March 2012. At the time, he was receiving dialysis three times a week, yet he stood like a giant among men fully participating in the weekend and trusting everything to God.  David was the longest living dialysis patient.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Baker; a brother, Sammy L. Cushion; grandparents, Sammy Lee Bell, Lewis Mitchell Jr., William and Ammie Bell Baker.  

He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mary Frances Bryant; a son, Trevor N. Bell; a daughter, Daneshia Bell; grandchildren, Di’Nica Grady, Trever N. Bell Jr. and Moriah Hutson; sister, Jenecia (Phillip) Wilcoxson of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Kevner (Adrian) Dyer Sr., James W. Baker Sr. and Derreck Q. Baker of Dayton, Ohio; a grandmother, Elizabeth Mitchell; aunts, Beatricia Abernell of Ft. Valley, Carol (David) Brown of Atlanta, Hannah Jones of Valdosta,  and Elizabeth Braynon of Atlanta; uncles, I. James (Ann) Mitchell of St. Petersburg, Fla., Anthony (Rosa) Mitchell of El Paso Texas, Alfred Mitchell of Valdosta, Calvin (Esther) Folsom, Harold Baker of Atlanta, Ted (Chevonne) of Stone Mountain, Ga., Johnnie (Patricia) Baker of Daton, Ohio and Donald Baker of Barrets, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Southland Church. Pastor Dell Young is the pastor and Pastor Martin Collins will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.  — Final rites are entrusted to the Scott and Roberts Mortuary.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Brian “Tinker” Peters

    Brian “Tinker” Peters, 69, of Twin Lakes, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home.

    July 25, 2014

  • Charles E. Griffin

    Mr. Charles E. Griffin, 75, of Adel, Ga., passed away July 24, 2014 at his home.

    July 25, 2014

  • John Clyatt “Johnny” Lovein

    John Clyatt “Johnny” Lovein, 64, of Nashville, Ga., died Friday July 25, 2014 at his residence.

    July 25, 2014

  • Esther Crawford

    Mrs. Esther Crawford, age 85, of Oak Park, Ill., departed this life Friday, July 25, 2014.

    July 25, 2014

  • Marian Ollie “Lovey” Godwin Gulliver

    Marian Ollie “Lovey” Godwin Gulliver, 80, of Twin Lakes, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House.

    July 25, 2014

  • obit Kiser, Audrey copy.jpg Audrey Jewell Allbritton Kiser

    Audrey Jewell Allbritton Kiser, 86, was reunited with both her sons in heaven Wednesday, July 23, 2014 when she passed away at Sentara Obici Hospital.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Betty Jean Browning

    Betty Jean Browning, 82, of Alapaha, Ga., died Thursday July 24, 2014 in the Tift Regional Medical Center.

    July 25, 2014

  • Patti Atchley Burnett

    Patti Atchley Burnett, age 55, of Valdosta, Ga., died July 23, 2014 at her residence.

    July 24, 2014

  • OBIT Curtis Williams Sr. copy.jpg Curtis Tyrone (Smoke/Tough Ty) Williams Sr.

    Curtis Tyrone (Smoke/Tough Ty) Williams Sr., of Valdosta, Ga., was born April 8, 1959 to the late Matthew Williams and the late Myrtice Roberts Williams.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Virgil Hickox

    Virgil Hickox, 71, of Nashville, Ga.,  died Wednesday,  July 23, 2014 in Tift Regional Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014

Top News
Poll

School starts again in about two weeks. What do you think?

It's still summer. School starts too soon.
Seems like the right time to return.
Abolish summer recess. Make school year-round.
     View Results