Edwin Wayne Bell
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Edwin Wayne Bell
  • June 5, 1946 - November 13, 2017
  • Supply, North Carolina

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Edwin Wayne Bell, age 71 of Holden Beach, NC passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver Alexander and Virginia Hewett Bell and a brother, Alex Bell.
Wayne graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC and was accepted to Lenoir-Rhyne College on a full football scholarship. He received several athletic accolades in football and track. Wayne went on to be drafted by the NFL's Chicago Bears. In 1989 he was inducted into the Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Hall of Fame. Upon retirement from Industrial Sales, he enjoyed sports, loved shag dancing and blues music. Wayne loved living at the beach and was a profound patriot.
Surviving are his loving wife Jennifer; a step-daughter, Jenna Cobb and husband Scott of Raleigh, NC; two grandchildren, Henry and Virginia; nephews, Christopher Bell and wife Sheri of Bear, DE, Sean Bell and wife Marsha of Greensboro, NC; great-nephews, Patrick, Andrew and Tyler and a sister-in-law, Sandra Bell of Aiken, SC.
A celebration of Wayne's life will be at two o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the eighteenth of November 2017 in the Holden Beach Chapel with The Reverend Dr. John Gray officiating. A time of sharing and reception will follow in the church's fellowship hall.
In lieu of customary remembrances the family request with gratitude that monetary donations be made in Wayne's name to The Ellen Taylor Foundation for Junior Shaggers at PO Box 4501 North Myrtle Beach, SC 29597 www.ellentaylorfoundation.org, to The Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothchild Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462 or the Lenoir-Rhyne University, PO Box 7467, Hickory, NC 28603.

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White Funeral & Cremation Service, Bolivia/Supply Chapel