Jean Griffin Martin Bell

by | March 10, 2014 10:19 pm

Jean BellSUMMERTON – Jean Griffin Martin Bell, 79, widow of Jack Ryan Martin Sr. and Dr. James Edward Bell Jr., died Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home in Summerton.

Born Jan. 21, 1935, in Summerton, she was a daughter of the late Ervin Theodore and Marie Wells Griffin. She was a member of Summerton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeannie Martin (John) Gasque of Holly Hill; a son, Jack Ryan (Meg) Martin Jr. of Summerton; three sisters, Virginia Ardis and Kenny (Joe) Avin, both of Summerton, and Lynn (Henry) McKinney of Simpsonville; five grandchildren, Allison Gasque (David) Parler of Chapin and Martin Gasque, Guerry Martin, Jack Martin and Davis Martin, all of Summerton; two great-grandchildren, Elli and Grace Parler; four stepchildren, Katharine “Katsy” Bell Ratterree, James Edward Bell III, Anne Middleton “Nancy” Bell and Frederick McDonald “Mac” Bell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday  at Summerton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Randy Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Summerton Evergreen Cemetery.

Bill Martin, David Tindal, Roger Flowers, David Ardis, John Senn and George Oxner will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the home in Summerton.

Memorials may be made to Summerton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35, Summerton, SC 29148; or to the Summerton Evergreen Cemetery Fund, c/o Ellen Ardis, P.O. Box 366, Summerton, SC 29148.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org

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