Bernard Quinton Bell, 90, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Louis and Francis Arilla (Lynch) was born Feb. 9, 1919, at Morriston, Ark. He died March 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.
He was united in marriage to Atha Lucille Coggin on March 19, 1946, at Morriston, Ark.
He spent his working years as an assembly line worker for McDonnell Douglas.
He was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Ark.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force in England during World War II.
He is survived by: his wife, Lucille Bell of Salem; a brother, Kermit Bell and wife, Georgia Ann of Salem.; a niece, Shirley Stokes and husband, Curtis of Jonesboro; a nephew, Marty Ninemire and wife, Venita of Salem; a niece, Julie Dockins and husband, Joe of Salem; many other nieces; nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceed in death by: his parents; six brothers, Clarence, Escol, Cecil, Elmer, Borden and Orgill Bell; three sisters, Stella Montgomery, Nola Woolford and Opal Southard; and two cousins raised by family as sisters, Reba Noblin and Connie Bell.
Funeral services were held March 19 at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem with Bro. Kenneth Gossett officiating. Interment was in the Morriston Cemetery in Morriston, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of the Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
Pallbearers were Marty Ninemire, Curtis Stokes, Larry Southard, Jerry Bell, Jim Reeves, Dewayne Jackson, James Bell and Brody Ninemire.
Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Woodruff, Russell Cozort and Avery Humphrey.
Memorials preferred to the Washington Street Church of Christ in Jonesboro, Ark., or the Paragould Children's Home.