Published 1:36 pm Friday, January 20, 2023

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I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

Margie Mae Bell, 68, of Bogalusa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2023. Margie was born in Smithdale, Miss. on Oct. 6, 1956. She graduated from Bogalusa High school and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. Margie worked at American Fabrics and Pontchartrain Nursing Home for 20 years. She also worked at Sonny’s Pizza and Forest Manor Nursing Home for 10 years.

Margie leaves to cherish one brother, Ridley Bell of Atlanta, Ga., one sister Henrietta Davis of Bogalusa, La., one Goddaughter Tisinquea Bell, a special friend Kerman Warren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends,

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stella and Ridley Bell; two brothers, Danny Bell, and W. J. Bell; three sisters, Flora Mae Laney, Shelly Ann Crumey, and Linda Fay Dillion.

Funeral services are Tuesday Jan. 24, 2023 at First Church of God In Christ Bogalusa, La.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Bogalusa is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book online at