JoAnn Bell Holm passed away on April 5, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. She was born in Malone on April 27, 1943. JoAnn was a resident of Pensacola for over 50 years and was actively involved in the community. She was a long-time realtor and the manager and owner of Bartee Chiropractic Clinic. After her retirement, she became an artist and produced many award-winning paintings. She served as President of the Pilot Club, Krewe of Aphrodite, and Art Study Club. In 2013, the Maids of Luna honored her as Queen. In recent years, she and her husband relocated to Merrits Mill Pond in the Marianna area where she enjoyed landscaping, gardening, and boating activities.
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Her parents, Annie Lou and Bloss Bell, and her brother, Fred Bell, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Don of Marianna; daughter, Terry O'Connor of Pensacola; grandchildren, James (Lauren) Harris of Oahu, Hawaii, and Christine (Jared) Baldwin of Jacksonville; great granddaughter, Lexi Sapp; brothers, William (Kandy) Bell of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Robert (Lisa) Bell of Pensacola; her sister, Lou Bell Lanier of Mountain Brook, Ala., and many nieces, nephews, and step-children.
A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Marianna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church 2901 Caledonia St. Marianna, FL 32446, or to the organization of your choice. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at http://www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com/
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 16, 2014