MRS. HELEN FRANCES WEBSTER BELL passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009 in Fort Payne AL. She was born in Menlo, GA to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Webster on March 25, 1917. Following graduation from Menlo High School, she attended Bob Jones University in Cleveland, TN where Rev. Billy Graham was one of her classmates. She later graduated from Georgia State College for women in Milledgeville, GA. She taught school at South Summerville Elementary School.
She married Robert Terry (Bob) Bell and moved to Gaylesville, AL. They owned a cattle farm for many years. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing her roses with friends and neighbors. Helen was a long time member of Oak Bowery United Methodist Church in Gaylesville where she was active in the United Methodist Women. In 1994, she moved to Fort Payne First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Terry Bell; her sister Kathryn Webster; and her brother, Daniel Webster. She is survived by her daughters, Ann Ledbetter and her husband Stanley of LaFayette, GA, Betty Chestnut and her husband Richard of Huntsville, AL; and Ellen Limbaugh and her husband Malley of Childersburg, AL. She is also survived by her sister, Carolyn Webster Shaw and her husband, Thomas of Jackson, GA. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lance Ledbetter and his wife April of Atlanta, GA; Julia Ledbetter Edge and her Children, Jonathan and Jacob of Chickamauga, GA; Patrick Chestnut and his wife, Mandy and their children, Caroline, Patrick, Anna Louise, and Ruth of Athens, AL; Lauren Lowe, and her husband Carl of Huntsville, AL; Ryan Limbaugh and his wife Jamie and their children, Carson, Cody, and Adam of Anniston, AL; Scott Limbaugh and his wife Kate of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Sloan Limbaugh of Nashville, TN; Several Nieces and Nephews and many friends also survive.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ryan Limbaugh, Patrick Chestnut, Lance Ledbetter, Scott Limbaugh, Sloan Limbaugh and Danny Chestnut. Services will be held 3 P.M. CST Friday, Nov. 20th at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ryan Limbaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Randle Cemetery, Gaylesville, AL.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 until 3 P.M. Friday. Memorials may be made to the Gideons International or Anniston Bible Church, 3230 Coleman Rd., Anniston, AL 36207. The family would like to thank her caregivers, the staff of Wills Creek Village Assisted Living, Faye Payne, Jennie Gable, Betty Hosch and Amedysis Hospice for their loving care.