RONNIE BELL, a resident of Berryville, was born June 3, 1948, in Green Forest, a son of Finis and Bertha Mae (Fields) Bell. He died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 60.
Ronnie was a lead over the supply department at Tyson Foods.
He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam era aboard the USS Saratoga.
On March 14, 1976, Ronnie was united in marriage to Martha Burk, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one son, Cody Dwaine Bell of the home in Berryville; two daughters, Jennifer and husband Terry McCarty of Berryville, and Ronda Mae Bell of the home in Berryville; one brother, Gary Bell of Spring Hill Kan.; two sisters, Opal Bell of Berryville, and Cathy Tipton of Ft. Smith; mother-in-law, Velma Laird of Berryville; five grandchildren, Shelby, Colton, Shally, Kaylee, and Hailey; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, two brothers, one sister, and one infant sister.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville with Brother Larry Montgomery and Brother Darryl Harris officiating. Interment followed at Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.