Name:    Novelene (Bell) Garrison

From:  The Batesville Guard, Batesville, Arkansas
Date:  Friday, April 22, 2011  

CAVE CITY Novelene Bell Garrison, 84, of Cave City died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, in a Cave City nursing home.

Born July 22, 1926, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Alvis Jasper Bell and Gertha Alma Felts Bell. She was a homemaker and a farmer, raising cattle and watermelons.

She had been a member of Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church since the age of 13, and she served as the church clerk. She served as secretary for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association. She taught in a one-room school at Cotton Hill during World War II. She served as a foster grandparent at Cave City Elementary School for 22 years. She enjoyed traveling and vegetable and flower gardening and was a member of Sidney Extension Homemakers Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Blackburn and Sandra Coe, both of Cave City; two brothers, Velmus Bell and Charles Bell, both of Cave City; two sisters, Eudell Matlock of Melrose, Mich., and Glenna Lassiter of Cave City; three grandchildren, Nickolas Coe, David Blackburn and Stacey Britton; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Paul Garrison; twin daughters; and a brother, Albert Bell.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church, located west of Cave City, with James Smith and Mike Downing officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Cave City under the direction of Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers will be Larry Thorne, Danny Howell, Joey Christopher, Harold Stuntz, Wendell Parker and Gilbert McCracken.

No visitation is planned.