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Ruth Bell Uzzell
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Obituary for Ruth Bell Uzzell

Goldsboro-Ruth Bell Uzzell, 97, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Ruth was born April 2, 1920 in Duplin County to the late Axum Bell and Emma Waters Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Brantley Uzzell; brother, Jasper Waters Bell; paternal grandparents, Elias Bell and Latha Jones Bell; and maternal grandparents, Robert Nelson Waters and Sarah Jane Grant Waters.

Ruth attended Casey’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church for over 50 years.

A graveside service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. from the Uzzell Family Cemetery with Rev. Tony McLamb officiating.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Gloria Uzzell Simpson (Her Friend, Mike); son, Monte Uzzell (His Friend, Carolyn); four grandchildren, Gina Bryan (Paul), Monica Dale (Jay), Brantley Uzzell (Erica) and Joy Martens (Brian); and six great-grandchildren, Luke Bryan, Jonathan Bryan, Ian Dale, Brinley Uzzell, Worth Uzzell and Goldie Martens. A number of special nieces and nephews also survive.

Family and friends will be received Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725





4:00 PM
Uzzell Family Cemetery

5218 US Highway 70 East
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Uzzell Family Cemetery

5218 US Highway 70 East
Goldsboro, NC 27534


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