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Marjorie Bell, 98, Nashville Native and Talented Singer, Dancer and Writer, January 30, 2015

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Marjorie Bell, 98, of Raleigh, N.C., died January 30, 2015, of respiratory failure. Marjorie was born and raised in Nashville, Arkansas., the daughter of George H. and Wirta R. Bell.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William H. Bell of Dallas, Texas.
She graduated from Nashville High School in 1934 and moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she studied music and voice. She sang with dance bands in the area as well as traveled to other cities in the South to perform. In 1940 she married William T. Clemons and had three children. Her daughter Robin died March 15, 2015, after a seven-year battle with cancer. Marjorie is survived by her two sons, William and George, both living in North Carolina. She is also survived by five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
During her life she traveled and lived in many places including Alaska and Mexico, raising her family and performing as a singer on television and in recordings. She was an accomplished writer and editor who wrote and published a family history which highlighted her Arkansan roots. Marjorie was cremated in Raleigh, and a memorial service celebrating her life and that of her daughter Robin was held March 28, 2015, at the United Church of Christ in Cary, N.C. Interment of Marjorie’s ashes in the Bell family plot will be held at the Nashville Cemetery Monday, May 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Latimer Funeral Home. Friends and acquaintances of the Bell family are invited to attend.