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JB Samuel Bell

August 27, 1944 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 74)

JB Samuel Bell, 74, of Newport, passed away Friday, May 10­, 2019, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Reece’s Chapel Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor James Chadwick. Interment will follow at the Lilly Cemetery.

JB was a dedicated man who worked as a commercial fisherman for 28 years for Luther Smith and Son’s Seafood. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda Bell of the home; daughter, Julie Sparks of Mill Creek; sons, James Edward Bell of Wake Forest and Jody Allen Bell of Wake Forest; sisters, Josephine Miranda and husband William of Mill Creek and Martha Frame of Mill Creek; brothers, Lindsey Bell of Bear Creek and Elton Guy Bell of North Carolina; grandchildren, Lola Maxine Bell, Cody James Bell, Elton Jay Bell, Emily Jean Bell and Jesse Ray Bell; and great-granddaughter, Shelby Bell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Thelma Bell; and sisters, Betty Bell and Frances Marie Lilly.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Reece’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Flowers are welcome.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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