GROVETOWN, Ga. - Margaret Brewer Bell, wife of the late Harvey Bell, Sr., entered into rest on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2:00 PM at Grove First Baptist Church, Grovetown, with the Reverends Steven Adams and Frank Thigpen officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Margaret was born in North Carolina to the late Tommie and Marolee J. Brewer. She was a retired educator for the Columbia County Board of Education and was a very proud member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. After graduating from Pembroke State University, she continued her education at the University of Georgia and received two Master s Degrees in social Work and counseling. Margaret was very active in her church, Grove First Baptist, as well as her community. She was a founder of the JTPA Job Training Program as well as the recipient of numerous awards from Columbia County and is honored in the City of Grovetown Museum. Survivors include her 2 sons, Harvey Bell, Jr. (Rhonda), Edgefield and Gary Bell (Karen Chase), Augusta; 2 daughters, Harriet Hutto (Charles), Hephzibah and Denise Hosey (Danny), North Augusta, SC; 1 brother James Brewer (Shirley), NC; 3 sisters, Ann Pevia (Calvin), NC, Evelyn Gelis, FL, and Brenda Locklear, NC; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kelvin Neal, Melton Lacey, Daniel Bell, Seth Straugn, Rodney Martin, Tommy Day, Matt Shoemake, Thomas Brewer, Eric Hammonds and Bert Gelis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Grove First Baptist. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Margaret Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans, GA 30809. Visitation will be held on Friday evening, May 10, 2013 from 7 - 9 PM at Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, Georgia. Please visit www.starlingfuneralhome.com to sign online guest book.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from May 7 to May 8, 2013