Martha "Granny" Bell

February 27, 1926 - January 17, 2017

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Celina on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church in Celina on Saturday, January 21, 2017 beginning at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Prosper, Texas.

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We are sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Martha. She was a wonderful woman. Always eager to talk and share her wisdom. She will truely be missed. We will keep your family in our prayers. The Stone Family, January 22, 2017 With heartfelt sympathy to you, Shirley, and your family. May God bless and comfort all of you at this time of your loss and help you to recall the cherished memories of good times with your beloved mother, Martha. "A flower blooms for a moment...and we remember the beauty always." I understand that my sister, Mary, planned to attend the memorial service today. I feel sure that most of the Hall siblings have some special memories of your family during all the years we were neighbors and growing up. Opal W Opal (Hall) Underwood, January 21, 2017 My name is MARY HALL WHITE, my family lived next door to the Bell family on Main Street in Celina, for almost as long as I can remember. The Cozart family lived across the street from us as well. There was always kids in the neighborhood to play with outside. Kenneth Bell was in my class at school and Shirley was in my brother, Dub's, class. It was a safe neighborhood and never feared playing hide 'n' seek at night out in the fields next to our house. Times were innocent and much safer. Martha worked at Haggar Slacks in McKinney and was an excellent seamstress. I was always amazed how she could come in from work and in a couple of hours have Shirley a new dress to wear on a date. I can remember also, getting to wear some of Shirley's dresses until I outgrew her. II remember many years ago talking to Mama on the phone one day when she told me that if we didn't get some warmer weather soon, that Martha was not going to have a tree left in her yard. It seems that Martha had run out of wood for her wood burning stove, so she had gone outside and started cutting on the tree in her yard to keep her warm. Thankfully, it warmed up soon so Martha didn't completely cut the tree down. We truly were blessed to have such good neighbors and I am thankful for the fond memories I still have today. Shirley and Lisa, may God bless each of you and cherish the memories of your sweet Mother. On behalf of all of the Hall Family Mary Hall White Mary (HALL) White, January 21, 2017 Shirley, Leesa and family, I was so very sorry to read of Martha's passing. Martha is completely healed though and with her loved ones who have gone on before her! My deepest sympathy to you all. Sincerely, Kemp Willard Kemp Willard, January 19, 2017 Great-Aunt Martha, I know you are at peace now and I bet you are talking up a storm with your sister, Mary, my grandma. We love you and miss you. May God wrap His arms around the family during this sad time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Kathy Dale & Kathy (Billeck) Hoelscher, January 19, 2017