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James Cornelius Bell, Sr.

November 4, 1931 October 7, 2019
James Cornelius Bell, Sr.
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Obituary for James Cornelius Bell, Sr.

James Cornelius Bell Sr., age 87, of Thurmont and formerly of Woodsboro, died Monday, October 7, 2019 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born November 4, 1931 in Harmony Grove, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Addie Fitze Bell. He was the husband of Pauline E. “Pete” Bell, who died in 2015.
Jim farmed with his father for a number of years, then worked for Weil Brothers of Frederick for 6 years in plumbing and heating and then became self-employed as owner/operator of Bell’s Electric since 1966. His business sponsored Bell’s Electric Blue Mountain Raiders, a slo-pitch softball team. He enjoyed setting bushbobs, fishing, gigging for frogs and for many years he coached and umpired baseball for the Woodsboro Little League.
Surviving are children, Debbie Sweeney and Terry Sweeney and husband Bern, all of Thurmont, Susie Trout and husband Daryl of Cottage Grove, TN and Jimmy C. Bell and wife Midge of Woodsboro; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; sister, Helen Click of Thurmont and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by grandson, Kristopher Sweeney, 2 great grandchildren, Brady West and baby Ashton West, son-in-law, Randy Sweeney and 4 brothers, Charles Jr., George, Robert and Paul Bell.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 12 at Hartzler Funeral Home, 404 S. Main St., Woodsboro, with Pastor Jeff Walter, officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 11.


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Visitation

Friday

11

Oct

2:00 PM 10/11/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/11/2019 4:00:00 PM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro

404 S. Main St.
Woodsboro, MD 21798

Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro
404 S. Main St. Woodsboro 21798 MD
United States

Visitation

Friday

11

Oct

6:00 PM 10/11/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro

404 S. Main St.
Woodsboro, MD 21798

Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro
404 S. Main St. Woodsboro 21798 MD
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:35 AM 10/12/2019 10:35:00 AM
Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro

404 S. Main St.
Woodsboro, MD 21798

Hartzler Funeral Home-Woodsboro
404 S. Main St. Woodsboro 21798 MD
United States

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Resthaven Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

9501 Catoctin Moutain Highway
Frederick, MD 21701

9501 Catoctin Moutain Highway Frederick 21701 MD
United States
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