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Mattie Bell

Memorial services for Mattie Mae Bell, age 93 of Mount Vernon, will be set at a later date.

Mrs. Bell was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Mount Vernon to George Culpepper and Eucca Beatrice Young Tinsley.  Following high school, she married James William Bell.
She was a Baptist by faith.  She and James were the owners and operators of Bells Grocery in Saltillo for more than 40 years.  

She died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Titus Regional Medical Center in Mount Pleasant. She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers, Ray, Johnny, Tommy, and Gayle Tinsley.
She is survived by two sons, Oliver Bell of Bryan, Tex. and Sherald Bell, and wife Gay, of Brenham; three daughters, Betty Robertson, and husband John, of Tyler, Della Gates, and husband Ray Burke, of Tyler, and Cynthia Kratz, and husband Emerson, of Saltillo; by one sister, Nadine Jennings of Mount Vernon; and by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives and very special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.