Billie Jean Perkins Bell
Published: December 18, 2012
Billie Jean Perkins Bell, 87, of Gillett, died December 16, 2012. She was born October 28, 1925 in Gillett to William R. "Shine" and Maude Tom Strode Perkins who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Ephffous Valton Bell and brother, Cye Perkins. She was a member of Gillett United Methodist Church.
Survivors include children: Nan Milliken of Gillett, Carrol Ray Bell (Linda) of Farmington, Dean Bell of DeWitt, Roberta Griffo, devoted family caregiver of Gillett, Dona G. Bell, devoted caregiver of Heber Springs, grandchildren: Gena Milliken Jennings (Warren, Jr.), Kevin Bell (Jackie), Curt Bell, Chase Bell, Dena Carole Milliken, Misty Milliken Vega (Juan), Lesley Bell Skinner (Adam), Shannon Cantrell (Aaron), Sean Schader (Nicole) and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 19th at Gillett Cemetery by Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt. Memorials may be made to Gillett Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, Gillett, Ark. 72055 or DeWitt Nursing Home, 1605 S. Madison, DeWitt, Ark. 72042.