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Nancy Hall Bell Nancy Hall Bell, 88, of Bedford, died Sunday, November 17, 2013. She was born in Campbell County on November 23, 1924, a daughter of the late James Bannister Hall and Lucy Roberts Hall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Locke Bell Jr.; her brother, James Hall, her sister, Jeannette Hall; also her grandsons, Ryan and Mark Lewis. She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church. Nancy grew up in Altavista and worked in the office at the Lane Company. In 1948, she married and moved to a dairy farm on Big Otter River. After selling the farm, the family moved to Bedford. She and her husband owned Moneta Building Supply. After John's death, Nancy became the managing partner of Reynolds Supply. After her retirements she moved to the Elks National Home. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking special meals for her family. Nancy had an independent spirit and a can do outlook on life. She is survived by her children, John Locke Bell III (Barbara); Carol Elizabeth (Beth) Reeves (Jerry); Mary Lou Bell Lewis (Jim); her grandchildren, Lindsay and Jennifer Bell; David and Daniel Lewis; two sisters, Phyllis Barnes and Katie Compton. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Special Care Unit of the Elks National Home. Memorials may be made to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street with the Rev. Bart Weakley officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.

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