Charlene Jacqueline Haggard Bell, 82 of Covington passed away May 14, 2016. Charlene was born August 2, 1933, at 10 Poplar Street, Porterdale. She moved to Covington in 1943, where she attended elementary school and Newton County High School. Charlene married Richard Bell in 1954. Richard was a graduate of Emory at Oxford College. During the time they lived in Cartersville she attended Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. They lived for 11 years in North Canton, Ohio, where Richard was an executive with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio. Charlene was a faithful member of Covington First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Richard Bell; parents, Charles and Willie Mae Mozell Haggard; sisters, Doris Hatchell, Hazel Cordell and Gladys Kerbow.
Survivors include her son R. Allen Bell and wife Rita of Portland, Maine; grandson Nicholas Bell and his wife, Jaclyn of Powder Springs; granddaughter Tiffany Bell of Crawfordsville, Arkansas; twin brother Charles Haggard and wife Sharon; brother, Sid Haggard and wife Jeanette; sister, Marion Hampton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Bell were held Thursday, May 19, 2016, 11 a.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 3134 Floyd Street in Covington, with Rev. Ralph Meaker and Ralph Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens in Cartersville. In lieu of flowers, Charlene requested that contributions be made to Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute, https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/support-winship or Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Development Office, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
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