Willie F. Bell

obi Bell, Willie

WARREN — Willie Fred “Bud” Bell, 73, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 23, 1944, in Tennille, Ga., the son of Charles and Annie Rosa Armstrong Bell Sr.

Mr. Bell was employed with U.S. Envelope of Springfield, Mass., as a press operator.

Besides his mother of Warren, he leaves three stepsons, Gerald Shepard of Miami, and John H. Shepard Jr. and Julius Shepard, both of Springfield, Mass.; one stepdaughter, Nancy Murray of Springfield; two brothers, Charles Bell Jr. of Milwaukee and Garrard Bell of Warren; four sisters, Barbara Washington, Elaine L. Bell, Eleanor L. Bell and Pamela Logan, all of Warren; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ann Shepard Bell; and two brothers.

Funeral services will be noon Friday at Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Chapel, where calling hours will be 11 a.m. until noon. Burial will take place at Pineview Memorial Park Cemetery. Family also will receive friends at 2016 Duke St. S.E., the home of his mother.

Arrangements were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.