JEFFERSON - L.C. "Boney" Bell, 83, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013.
He was born in Hall County, the son of the late L.C. and Gussie Lee Allen Bell. He was a lifelong member, deacon, and past youth choir director of Belmont Baptist Church and was a member of the Johnnies Hill Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and was conductor for the Gainesville Midland and CSX Railroad for 43 years. Mr. Bell was preceded in death by sisters, Ethelda Maddox and Oneida Ivey Maddox; and a brother, Nathan Bell.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Agnes "Teeter" Payne Bell, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Don Porter, Jefferson, Beth and John Hudgins, Gainesville, and Amy and Alan Dial, Jefferson; grandchildren, Lora (Kelley) Gary, Joe Porter, Sara Hudgins, Clay Dial, Amelia Dial, and Hannah Hudgins; great-grandson, Sebastian Gary; sister and brother-in-law, Lala and Randall Fowler, Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Corman and Carolyn Bell and Demorest and Sandra Bell, all of Gainesville, and Elton Bell, Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 27, at 12 noon in the Belmont Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Compton officiating. The body will lie in state from 11:30 to 12 noon Wednesday, prior to the service in the church. The burial will follow in the Belmont Baptist Church Cemetery with Don Porter, Joe Porter, John Hudgins, Mike Bell, Alan Dial and Clay Dial honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers are optional with memorials made to the Belmont Baptist Church Building Fund, 3635 Belmont Hwy., Gainesville, GA 30507, or the Jackson County Historical Society, Document Recovery Project, P.O. Box 1234, Commerce, GA 30529.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.