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Mary BELL


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Mary BELL Obituary
BELL, Mary Emily Mary Emily Pinson Bell of Atlanta died on November 22, 2017, after a life full of adventure, friendship, and love. She was married to Robert (Robin) Dorsey Bell for 42 years and together they had Gabby, their eighth Basset Hound. Mary had two sisters, Ginny Griffin (Louie) of Augusta and Susan Danner (Richard) of Savannah. She was an aunt to Debbie Curley of Tucson and David Curley (Lisa) of Augusta. She had two great-nephews, Brayden and Brooks Curley, and a great-niece, Kate Curley. Mary was born in Augusta, GA, on September 29, 1949, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harry Pinson. Mary attended Episcopal Day School and Richmond Academy in Augusta, and the University of Georgia where she was a member of Chi Omega. She then lived in Atlanta except for a few years in Pittsburgh, PA. Mary enjoyed her work at C&S Bank and the Georgia State Golf Association. She was an avid golfer and bridge player and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of Cherokee Town and Country Club and the Junior League of Atlanta. She transported many animals for the Bassett Hound Rescue of Georgia and loved to walk along the Chattahoochee River with her dogs. Mary loved to cook and could always be counted on at Thanksgiving to bring the pole beans and gravy just like her late "2nd mother" Carrie Wilkes. She was the family go-to for technology fixes, family history, and birthday reminders. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia at http://www.bhrg.org or . A memorial service will be held at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 2:00pm.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 29, 2017
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