Mable Keel Bell Latham, age 73, of Old Fort, passed away of natural causes on April 24, 2020 at CarePartners Hospice in Asheville. Mable was born on July 15, 1946 in Bethel, N.C. to the late Nathan and Dora Briley Keel. She was married to Bobby Bell Sr. in 1964, and they had two children. Mable served as a dedicated Foster Parent for over 20 years and then served for several years as the Houseparent of Holly Hill Emergency Children’s Shelter in McDowell County. She attended Salem Free Will Baptist Church when she was able.
Mable is survived by her son, Bobby Bell, Jr., her daughter, Jennifer Bell Walters and husband Rob; and her beloved grandson, Jadyn Bell, age 10, all of Old Fort; two sisters, Sue Shackleford and Daphne Pate, both of Bethel, N.C. and her former husband Bobby Bell Sr. of Old Fort.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Service in Old Fort with Rev. Steve Bugenhagen officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Cherry Springs Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
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