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James A. Bell Sr.

James “Peepaw” A. Bell Sr., 77, died Wednesday, June 22, at his home in Potts Camp.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Red Banks Baptist Church. A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation starting at 4 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bell was born in Ripley and worked as a truck terminal manager for Merchants Trucking Line for 17 years. As an avid sports fan, he was said to love any sport that had something to do with a ball. He was a cherished father, an amazing great-grandfather, and a friend to many.

He is survived by two daughters; Teresa (Justin) Vannelli of Ocean Springs and Lisa (Gary) Hickman of Holly Springs; two sons, James A. Bell Jr. of Blue Mountain and Dennis Bell of Ellisville. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Gay Bell, and his parents, Roy and Ilene Bell.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Marshall Academy Booster Club.

Online condolences may be made at www.colemanfuneralhome.com/obituaries/James-Bell-26/.