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Clara Mae Hyde Bell, 80, of Calhoun, died Monday, March 26, 2018 at her residence, following several months of declining health. She was born in Murray County on September 10, 1937, daughter of the late Roy and Blanche Shope Hyde. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.L. Bell, Sr., in 2002; sisters, Betty Silvers and Mary Alice Hyde; and her grandson, Blayze Hall.
Mrs. Bell was a homemaker, and a charter member of East Calhoun Church of God.
Survivors include her son, J.L. Bell, Jr., of Calhoun; her daughter, Vicki Nicoli Bell Smith; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Rena Hyde, Gene Hyde, and Bobby and Barbara Hyde; her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jerry Hall; and other relatives.
A private graveside service will be held Thursday, March 29th, at 1:00 PM, from Gordon Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Russell Hall officiating. Honorary pallbearers will include Junior Silvers, Gary Silvers, Reggie Hall, Russell Hall, Brent Hyde, Sterling Hyde, Jamie Hyde, and Nathan Murphy.
The Bell family will receive friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 28th, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Funeral arrangements for Clara Mae Hyde Bell are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.