2017-04-19 / Obituaries

Leroy Matthew Bell, Sr.

Mr. Leroy Bell, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017. He was Born March 30, 1920. He was a native and lifelong resident of Burke County. He was a WWII veteran and member of the American Legion Post 120 in Waynesboro. He worked at Perfection and retired from Yancey Brothers after 17 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his family and the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Horace and Edla Bell; wife of 59 years, Versie H. Bell; daughter, June Bell; and brothers, Edga Bell, Melvin Bell and Richard Bell.

Surviving are his sister, Joyce Abernathy (Charles) of Forest City, N.C.; daughter, Joyce Bell of Brooklet; daughter, Brenda Britt (Dennis) and son, Leroy Bell, Jr. (Kathy), all of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 10 -11a.m. Thursday, April 20, at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 11a.m. in the DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wes Lawson. Burial will follow at Habersham Methodist Church Cemetery in Perkins. Pallbearers will be Mark McClain and grandsons Keith Quick, Kylie Bell, Ryan Flakes, L.J. Scholtes and Blake Quick. Honorary pallbearers will be members of American Legion Post 120.

The family would like to thank Brentwood Nursing Home for all they have done.

DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 220 East 6th Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830 (706- 554-3531).

You may sign the guest book at www.deloachfuneralhomes.com.

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