Originally created 07/19/00

Mr. Joe Bell Jr.



BEECH ISLAND - Mr. Joe Bell Jr., 85, of Williston Road, died Monday, July 17, 2000, at his residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Aiken County, with the Rev. J.B. Moody officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Bell, a native of Barnwell County, had retired from E.I. DuPont Co. and was a member of Union Baptist Church.

The family said: "God saw the road was getting rough, the hills were hard to climb. He gently closed those loving eyes and whispered, `Peace be Thine."'

Survivors include two sons, Joe E. Bell, Jacksonville, Fla., and Ulysses Bell, Beech Island; five daughters, Irma Johnson ad Rosa Hersey, both of Beech Island, Carrie Hogan, Stone Mountain, Ga., and Annie B. Wright and Diane Bell, both of North Augusta; two brothers, Elmore Bell, Jacksonville, Fla., and Fred Bell, Aiken; a sister, Emethel B. Allen, Philadelphia; and 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the residence or at Cheatham Funeral Home, New Ellenton.