Helen Buford Bell

Helen Buford Bell, formerly of Marietta, passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 10, 2013, at the age of 89.

Helen is survived by her sons, Kerry (Pam) Bell of Kennesaw, Ga., and Mitchell (Hazel) Bell of Lookout Mountain, Ga., and her grandchildren, Frank (Megan) Bell, Mitchell Bell, Kelsey Bell DeBacker (Michael), Kerry, Jr. (Chelsea) Bell, Hayden Bell, and Kevin Bell.

She was pre deceased by her husband, Bill, and her son Fred (Marcy).

Helen was born in rural Mississippi, lived in suburban Philadelphia for most of her marriage, retired in Destin, and finally, Marietta, Ga. She was known for her energy and sense of adventure and even zip-lined in Costa Rica when she was 85. She loved to travel, play scrabble, dance and dine with friends.

Helen was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Helen's funeral service will be at noon Jan. 19 at the Chapel in the Pines, 354 Gravel Springs Road, Senatobia, Miss., followed by a brief graveside service at her family plot in Independence, Miss.