Aaron Nathan Bell (“Nate” “Papa Nate”) made his transition from this life to life eternal on November 2, 2019. He was born August 28, 1948 to the late Edward Bell and Nettie Wallace Bell. He was also preceded in death by his four brothers, Howard, John Ell, Prentice and Richard; two sisters, Ann Diggs and Willie Mae Dumas. Nathan was educated in the school system of Hamlet, NC. He was employed by The Hickory Printing Group for 39 years until his retirement. He loved horses (“A Real Cowboy”). He and his wife rode horses together until his health failed but stayed involved in the sport of horseback riding. He was a member of the Professional Gents, Triad Trailriders and the Showdown Riders. He will truly be missed by the horse community and by friends and neighbors. Those who will cherish his memories are his loving wife of 26 years, Loretta Bell; a daughter, Kaye Lindsay of High Point, NC; a son, Aaron LeVar Bell of Washington, DC; three granddaughters, Jessica Lindsay of Houston, TX, Sydney Lindsay of Greensboro, NC and Kaylen Bell of Charlotte, NC; three brothers, Lyon Bell of Hamlet, NC, Larry Bell (Marilyn) of High Point, NC and Andrew Wallace Miller (Michelle) of Atlanta, GA; one sister, Helen Lyles of High Point, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 1012 Leonard Avenue. Interment will follow at Guil-Rand Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
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