Mabel Irene Bell Egger Powell, age 91, of Mena, Arkansas, went to be with her Lord and Savior, September 10, 2014 at Mena Manor. She was born January 16, 1923 at Hatfield, Arkansas to Arthur and Ethel Bell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Powell, and second husband Ronald Egger, her parents, Arthur and Ethel Bell, three brothers, Waymon Bell, Freeman Bell and Gene Bell and one sister, Mavis Bell Rice.
She was survived by four sons and daughter-in-laws, Dwight and Becky Powell of Mena, Arkansas, Doug and Barbara Powell of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, Don and Pat Powell of Mena, Arkansas and Dale and Joyce Powell of Mena, Arkansas. Two step-sons and daughter-in-laws, Arvin and Sue Egger, Ronnie and Sandy Egger, three step-daughters and son-in-laws, Ronell and Larry Oglesby, Ann and Junior Carter, and Virginia Ronten.
Twenty-seven grandchildren, sixty great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and one brother, Hilton Bell, of Vandervoort, Arkansas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mabel’s sons were her life. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved having family gatherings and her cobblers were always in high demand. She always made you feel welcome and loved. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mena. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The funeral service will be Monday, September 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel in Mena with Brother Daryl Hines officiating. Burial will be in Gann Cemetery at Potter under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family and friends visitation will be Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood.
Pallbearers will be Doug Powell, Jr., Tony Powell, James Powell, Duane Powell, Dennis Powell and Danny Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be Darrell Powell, Shelby Sullivan, and Joseph Powell.