Valdosta Daily Times


June 20, 2013

Katherine N. Bell

VALDOSTA — Katherine N. Bell, 87, of Valdosta, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Fellowship Home. She was born on July 10, 1925, to the late John Lee and Florrie Nelson and had lived in Valdosta for the past 28 years. Mrs. Bell was a member of the Bemiss United Methodist Church where she served as organist for many years. She was a lifelong accomplished musician, a piano teacher for many years and ministered at the nursing homes with her music.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Louis Chester of Valdosta, Deborah and Bob Harrold of El Centro, Calif.; grandchildren, Pam Wimer, Jennifer Doub, both of Valdosta, Teal and Andy Smith, Heather and Chris Forbes, Clint Briley, all of Richardson, Texas, Jessica and Rob Fram of Brea, Calif., Erica and Peter Ostrom of Great Lakes, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Kristen Rock, Tyler Rock, Madison Smith, Morgan Smith, Grayson Forbes, Logan Doub, Ashlyn Briley, Chris and Chad Wimer, Laci and Norman Moore, Sheena Boykin, Julia Ostrom, Anna Ostrom, Jack Ostrom, Gage Boykin, Matthew Moore, Kayla Moore, Kelsey Moore, Andrew Moore and a wide extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Bell; her daughter, Brenda Briley; a sister, Macy Bailey; and a brother, Robert Nelson.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, 2013, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Howard officiating. Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013 in Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Fla., with the Rev. Debbie Cone officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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