5/22/14 —- Maudie Lee Bell

Mrs. Maudie Lee Bell, age 90 of Tullahoma, Tennessee passed away, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Bethany Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, May 21 from 5 PM – 8 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

A native of Coffee County, she was the daughter of the late George and Kate Evans Tatum.

She was a member of Hickerson Station Church of Christ and had retired from Wilson Sporting Goods in Tullahoma.  She loved her family and especially loved to spoil her grandchildren.  She enjoyed flower gardening and listening to Blue Grass and Gospel music.  She especially enjoyed attending the Manchester Senior Citizens music nights on Mondays.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thornton Harrison Bell who passed away in 1952; daughter, Mary Alice Bell; brother, Warner Andrew Tatum; sister, Annie Alice May Tatum; granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Bell; great granddaughter, Tammy Annette Finchum and great great grandson, James Michael Gibson.

Mrs. Bell is survived by two sons, Thornton Bell and his wife, Velma of Tullahoma and Tommy Joe Bell of Tullahoma; one sister, Pearline Richards of Tullahoma; twelve grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.