Martha Lee Bell

Published 11:11 am Friday, December 18, 2020

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Martha Lee
Williams Bell

FRANKLIN – Martha Lee Williams Bell, 85, widow of Sheppard C. Bell Jr., passed away on Dec. 16, 2020.

She was a daughter of the late Alfred G. Williams and Robbie Lee Story Williams.

Martha was a 1952 graduate of Franklin High School, and retired from ReMax Realty on the Outer Banks. She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Sheppard Stanley “Stan” Bell and his wife, Terry; a sister, Mary Frances “Fran” Hildreth and her husband, James; two grandchildren, Sheppard Christopher “Chris” Bell and Elizabeth Johnson “Betsy” Bell; sister-in-law, Peggy Welsh; and a special niece, Katie Martin.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial donations can be made to Franklin Baptist Church or Southampton Academy.