Mr. Maurice Edward “Morris” Bell


Mr. Maurice Edward “Morris” Bell, 75, husband of Diane Bowen Bell and a resident of Quinby, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his residence. A native of Quinby, he was the son of the late Harry S. Bell and the late Catherine Fluhart Bell Smith. Mr. Bell was a retired waterman.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four children, Quinton Bell, of Quinby, Monica B. Tilghman, of Bloxom, Vicky Bagwell and her husband, Sean, of Bloxom, and H.M. Bell, of Onancock; two brothers, H. Waymon Bell and his wife, Mary Jennings, of Belle Haven, and Stuart P. Bell and his wife, Jo Ann, of Wachapreague; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was conducted Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Quinby Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Memorials may be made to Exmore Baptist Church, 11624 Occohannock Rd, Exmore, VA 23350.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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