DALLAS - James Calvin Bell, 72, passed away April 16, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
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He was born Feb. 12, 1941, in Gaston County, son of the late Harvey and Irene Cavender Bell.
Mr. Bell loved his family, the outdoors and Blue Grass Gospel Music. He attended Love Valley Baptist Church, Kings Mountain.
James worked at Tommy's Drive-In for over 30 years and also Shoney's for over 30 years.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Love Valley Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, officiated by the Rev. Barry Philbeck.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia.
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Nancy Anderson Bell; son, Dustin James Bell; daughter, Velvet Hannon and husband, Fred; stepchildren, Tommy Gibby and wife Tami, Bo Webb, Susan Henry and husband, Sam, Juanita Dean and husband, Danny, Sybil Elmore and husband, Tommy; brothers, Bo, Mike and Dave Bell; sisters, Shelia Bingham, Lennie Goforth; grandchild, Devon James Bell; a number of step grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 18, 2013