Graveside service for Melba Maxine (Counts) Bell was March 30, 2020 at Stone Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Chris Hendrix officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Mortuary, Salem.
Mrs. Bell was born October 4, 1922 in Crawford County to Otis and Lucy (Seaton) Counts. She married Noah Edgar Bell September 10, 1942. They were the parents of two sons. Mrs. Bell died March 25, 2020 in Salem at the age of 97 years.
Survivors include her son, Martin Bell, Salem; grandchildren, Jennifer Pineo; Noel Bell Jr. and wife, Christina, Salem; Angie Bowers and husband, Justin, Salem; and Andrea Bell, St. James; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Ashton and Josie; and a host of extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband; son, Noel James Bell Sr.; daughter-in-law, Brenda (Hayes) Bell; parents; and brother, Walter Counts.