Ioma Bell
by Jason Lowrey
Sep 22, 2012 | 2005 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ioma (mama) Bell, 98, of Crestwood Road, Cartersville, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Mrs. Bell was born Nov. 14, 1913, in Bartow County, a daughter of the late Columbus P. Westbrook and Minnie Lee Bozeman Westbrook.

She loved to spend her spare time making crafts, and she was an especially talented quilter who crafted each of her children and grandchildren with their own individual blanket. Mrs. Bell was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, with Chipper Jones being her favorite player.

Mrs. Bell was an active and also the oldest member of Atco Baptist Church. Some of her favorite church organizations included Keen-Agers, Homebound Ministry and The Golden Rule Sunday school class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolphus R. Bell. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Dean, of Cartersville; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Adele Bell of Troy, Mich.; daughters-in-law, Charlene Bell, of Covington, and Patricia Bell, of Cartersville; sisters, Juanita Wilbanks and Cleo Bryson, both of Cartersville; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her sons, Richard and Donald Bell; son-in-law, E.J. Dean; sisters, Marie Abernathy, Idalene Mullinax, Joann Westbrook and Elease Grizzle; brothers, Gaston, Eudean, Autrell “Hoss” and Hugh Westbrook.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, from the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, with Rev. Carl Billue and Rev. Charles Ivey officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers will be Phil Westbrook, Stanley Warren, Gene Bennett, Brent Westbrook, Jimmy Hobgood, Jared Cornwell and Todd Dean.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. During other hours, the family may be reached at the home of Todd Dean, 24 Crestwood Dr., Cartersville, GA 30121.

Please visit to post tributes and sign the online register.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, has charge of the arrangements.