Maurice Edward Bell, 75, husband of Diane Bowen Bell and a resident of Quinby, VA, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his residence. A native of Quinby, he was the son of the late Harry S. Bell and the late Catherine Fluhart Bell Smith. Mr. Bell was a retired waterman.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four children, Quinton Bell of Quinby, Monica B. Tilghman of Bloxom, VA, Vicky Bagwell and her husband, Sean, of Bloxom, and H.M. Bell of Onancock, VA; two brothers, H. Waymon Bell and his wife, Mary Jennings, of Belle Haven, VA, and Stuart P. Bell and his wife, Jo Ann, of Wachapreague, VA; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Quinby Cemetery with Reverend Jonathan Carpenter officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Exmore Baptist Church, 11624 Occohannock Road, Exmore, VA 23350.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.



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