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Stephen Hinson Bell, 51, of Kennesaw, GA, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at his home.

A native of Spartanburg, SC, he graduated from Dorman High School in 1983. He earned a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Wofford College in 1987, as well as a Master's degree and a PhD in mathematical sciences from Clemson University in 1989 and 1994. He worked as a mathematics professor at Kennesaw State University until 2016. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marla Medford Bell; his daughter, Bethany L. Bell; his parents, Curtis P. and Cornelia Riser Bell of Spartanburg; his brother, Jeffrey C. Bell and his wife, Janelle of Oak Ridge, TN; his brother, Ryan R. Bell of Spartanburg; as well as his nieces, nephews, and other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th, 2017, at St. James United Methodist Church, 213 North Lanford Rd., Spartanburg, with Reverend Wayne Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. Visit www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com and search his name under "Obituaries" to share memories and leave condolences with the family.