Mrs. Elizabeth (Lil) Bell Pridgett died Sept. 23. The daughter of the late Mr. Limmie Bell Sr. and the late Mrs. Ola Mae Hector, she was born in 1949 in Walton County. One of 10 children, she grew up in Frog Town in Covington and attended R. L. Cousins Middle School. She was first employed at the Chicken Poultry, then Bibb Manufacturing and finally at QSP Distribution. She was preceded in death by devoted stepfather Mr. Robert Hector Sr., sister Mrs. Mildred Bell Peaks, stepbrothers Mr. Bobby Elder and Mr. Bobby Hector Jr., and brothers Mr. Limmie Bell Jr., Mr. George Bell, Mr. John Bell and Mr. Harold Brown.
Mr. Willie Frank Pridgett of Covington and she have four children - Mr. Willie Dexter Pridgett, Mrs. Helen (Perry) Spearman, Mr. Darrell (Karen) Pridgett and Ms. Sabrina "Inky" Pridgett, all of Covington.
Surviving are devoted friend Mr. Richard Brown; sisters Mrs. Mary Bell Smith, Covington, Mrs. Rosie (Anthony) Jackson, Monroe; brothers Mr. L.C. Brown, Monroe, Mr. Willie (Ethleen) Brown, Pastor Lamar (Elsie) Bell, Covington; step-sisters Ms. Rosetta Grier, Monroe, Mrs. Flora Hector Brown, Social Circle; stepbrothers Mr. Archie Lee Hector, Mr. Dennis Hector, Mr. Ricky Hector, all of Social Circle; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 with Minister Vernon Bell, Pastor Theodis Bell and Minister Anthony Usher officiating. Interment followed at Sims Chapel Baptist Church.