Born 9-16-1909 - Died 11-27-2001
Tressie Marie Bell, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford. She died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at her home in Oxford. She was married to Borden Bell on Oct. 6, 1951 at Melbourne, Ark. During her working years she was a seamstress in a garment factory in Springfield, Mo., and worked also in a cannery in Wenatchee, Wash. She attended services at the United Methodist Church in Oxford.Survivors include four sisters, including her twin sister Effie Ward of Salem, Ark.; Gertrude Keylon of Melbourne, Vera Ward of Salem, and Roselene Cantrell of Oxford; 20 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her husband, Borden in 1984; three brothers, Troy, Roy, and Jewell Caruthers; three sisters, Lola Turner, Stella Merrell, and Nola Bell Smith; and her father and mother.Services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Cox-Blevins Chapel at 2 p.m. with Bobby Coleman officiating. Burial was in the Morriston Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.