Carolyn Bell, 81, of Salem, Arkansas, passed away, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
She was born in Cureall, Missouri on February 1, 1937, daughter of the late Austin and Donna (Lewis) Ford. Carolyn spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. She was united in marriage to the late Drexell Bell in Independence, Missouri on February 5, 1955 and to this union five children were born, Jerry, Cindy, Janet, Carole Anne and David. Carolyn loved sewing of any kind but particularly quilting. She also enjoyed gardening and dogs.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Jerry Bell, Cindy Small, Janet Bell and David Bell; grandchildren, Mandy Kauffman, Eric Small, Sara Small, Scott Small, Jamie Grigg, Damion Bell, Jimmy Brotherton and Christine Riley and great grandchildren, Case Everett, Willa Everett, Annie Brotherton, Harper Cotter, Hadleigh Grigg, Delaney Brotherton and Shane Allen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Drexell Bell; daughter, Carole Anne Bell Brotherton; granddaughter, Shelly Brotherton; parents, Austin and Donna Ford and brothers, Billy Ford and Jimmy Ford.
Pallbearers include: Eric Small, Scott Small, Sara Small, Christine Riley, David Kauffman and Jamie Grigg
Graveside Services will be held, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Morriston Cemetery in Salem, Arkansas beginning at 10:00 AM with Bro. John Hodges officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem, Arkansas.