Betty Josephine Bell McDonald
By Sparta Live | December 27, 2006 12:00 am
Betty Josephine Bell McDonald passed away Dec. 20, 2006, at NHC Healthcare, in Cookeville.
McDonald was born May 29, 1926, in Columbia, to Joseph Fearon Bell and Bladys Grissom Bell.
She was a retired public school teacher who had taught at Jere Whitson, Capshaw, Sycamore and Bloomington Springs schools, in Putnam County, and Walling Elementary, in White County.
McDonald had attained a master’s degree in school counseling at TTU.
She had been a member of Jere Whitson Road Church of Christ, in Cookeville.
McDonald had been a charter member and first president of the Sally Tompkins Chapter #2123 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
McDonald had served as an officer with Cookeville Business and Professional Women and The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and The Professional Teachers Sorority Kappa Delta Pi.
McDonald was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Argyle Quitman McDonald; and one sister, Mary Ann Bell, who died in infancy.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph and his wife Carolyn McDonald, of Hoover, Ala., and Wayne and his wife Deborah McDonald, of Baxter; one daughter, Deborah and her husband David Spriggs, of Kennesaw, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Chase McDonald and his wife Abigail, of Brentwood, Layne McDonald, of Birmingham, Ala., Logan McCormick and her husband Scott, of Cookeville, Jade and Challyn Spriggs, both of Kennesaw, Ga., and Seth, Kyle, Leah and Mara McDonald, all of Baxter; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Emma McDonald; two brothers, Louis and Ann Bell and Lorie and Katherine Bell, all of Chattanooga; one sister, Martha Sue and her husband Kenneth Broyles, of Sparta.
Services were at 3 p.m., Dec. 24, 2006, at Crestlawn Funeral Home. Phil Martin officated.
This information is courtesy of Hunter Funeral Home.