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Ida Blanche Bell

September 19, 1932 — December 26, 2023


Ida Blanche Franklin Bell, 91, of Calhoun, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2023.  She was born in Morganton, North Carolina on September 19, 1932, to the late Robey and Cora Wilson Franklin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Randall Bell; brothers, Arthur Franklin of Morganton, NC, Lewis Franklin of Morganton, NC; sisters, Dorothy McCall of Morganton, NC, Kitty Sue Cobb of Morganton, NC, Mary Lou Crump of Morganton, NC, Mattie Pearl Franklin of Morganton, NC; special friend, Bill Ross.

She is survived by her daughter, Teri Bell; son, David Bell and his wife Kirsten Fox; brother, Luther “Bud” Franklin of Morganton, NC; sister, Betty Ross of Morganton, NC; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.  The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ida’s caregiver, Debbie Thompson, and her nurses, Michelle Coleman, Alyssa Jeffrey, and Megan Morgan.

To honor her wishes, her body was cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Calhoun, where she was a long-time member, at 411 College Street, Calhoun, Georgia, 30701.  Please note any donations “In Memory of Ida Bell.”  Donations can also be made to the Stroke Recovery Foundation by clicking the link below.

The Brannon family and staff are honored to serve the family of Ida Blanche Bell.

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