LONGS | Rosa Lee Duncan Bell, 83, widow of Henry Gary Bell, Sr., passed away Monday, November 5, 2007. She was born July 19, 1924 in the Sweet Home community of Horry County, a daughter of the late Talley Lewis Duncan and the late Annie Elizabeth Cox Duncan. Mrs. Bell was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Leon Baptist Church. She graduated with Honors from Loris High School in 1942. A former WMU director of Mt. Leon Baptist Church and a retired adult Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Bell regularly attended the Mt. Vernon Senior Center. She was affectionately known as “Mammy.”

Mrs. Bell was predeceased by six brothers, Grover Duncan, Rufus Duncan, Grady Duncan, Alan Duncan, Johnny Duncan and Leroy Duncan; and one sister, Eula Duncan Marsh.

She is survived by her daughter, Daiwey Ann Parker and her husband, Willard, of Longs; two sons, Henry Gary Bell, Jr. and his wife, Dianne, of Longs and Alan D. Bell and his girlfriend, Georgetta Mowery, of North Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Mary Duncan Boyd of Loris and Bertha Duncan Hastings of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Crystal Ray and her husband, Gavin, of Florence, Ace S. Parker and his wife, Lucy, of Longs, who are expecting a special Christmas delivery (Asa Blease Parker), Kevin Bell and his wife, Tara, of Longs, Kyle Bell and his fiancée, Stephanie Wilhelm, of Loris and Rockie Bell of Longs; and four great-grandchildren, Brooke Gasque-Ray, Heston Ray, Lane Ray and Hunter Gary Bell.

The family received friends Tuesday, November 6, 2007 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at Mt. Leon Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson and the Rev. Mark Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Leon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are sent to Mt. Leon Baptist Church, 9801 South Highway 905, Longs, SC 29568.

Ward Funeral Home of Loris, (843) 756-9273 is serving the family of Mrs. Bell.