Crockett County Sentinel|
August 24, 1923
=======================JUNE 17th, 1887============================
Mrs. Polly BELL, mother of our townmens, J. W. & G. W. BELL, departed this life on Thursday morning. She was the oldest citizen of our village and had been a member of the M. E. Church for half a century or more. Bells was named in honor of her deceased husband, who preceded her many years. Peace to her ashes. She sleeps the last sleep; has sung her last song; prayed her last prayer--She lives beyond.
According to the Bell Family Cemetery inventory, Mary C. Bell was born 4 Nov 1814, died 9 Jun 1887. She was the wife of William B. Bell.