Kenneth Bell


TRUMANN — Kenneth Bell, 82, of Trumann, departed this life Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born in Rector and lived in the Trumann area most of his life.

He was an auto mechanic and a member of Central Community Church.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Luna, one grandson, Jonathon Bell, two sisters, five brothers and his parents, Sid and Gurtie M. Little Bell.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie Mullins Bell of the home; two sons, Scott (Patty) Bell of Brookland and Steve Bell of Osceola; two daughters, Connie Criswell of Paragould and Christine (A.J.) Fortier of Jonesboro; one sister, Dollie Rudd of Kennett, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jessica Knight, Kenneth Fortier, Geoff Fortier, Brandy Rinks, Jordan Crisswell, Shawn Bell and Tabitha Bell; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Allen Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery at Brookland.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Fortier, Jackie Newberry, Tony Newberry, Nathan Knight, Jesse Thompson and Shawn Bell.

In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form.