Cover photo for Sammye Elaine Meredith Bell's Obituary
Sammye Elaine Meredith Bell Profile Photo
1932 Elaine Bell 2024

Sammye Elaine Meredith Bell

May 19, 1932 — March 3, 2024

Waverly

Sammye Elaine Meredith Bell, age 91 of Waverly, TN passed away Sunday, March 3, 2024, at her residence surrounded by her family. Elaine was born on May 19, 1932, in Hurricane Mills, TN to the late Maud Estelle and Dillard Watson Meredith. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Karen Serra (Johnny) of Murfreesboro, Steve Bell, Burns and Keith Bell, Gallatin; her three beloved grandchildren, Devi Bell, Gallatin, Eli Bell, Waverly and Elli Bell, Gallatin; and her brother, Ewell Meredith, Duck River. 

Along with her parents, Elaine is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, James Clint Bell. 

A visitation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. with service to directly follow at Luff-Bowen in Waverly. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jeff Keele. Interment to follow at Richlawn Cemetery in Waverly, TN. 

Elaine was a lifelong member of the Waverly Church of Christ where she taught Sunday school and worked with her fellow church members on many local and reginal projects. She spent her later years volunteering to work on the weekly bulletin and any other areas of need within the church. 

Elaine started her professional career at the Waverly Garment Factory before moving on to City Hall to handle dispatch duties for the Waverly Police Department. She then worked at Meriwether-Lewis Electric Co-Operative and ended her distinguished career with many years in a variety of areas at Three Rivers Hospital, retiring in 2007. Toward the end of her career, Elaine was bitten by the travel bug and was fortunate to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, The Grand Canyon and Nova Scotia among other places. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Cancer Research, Animal Rescue, and/or Waverly Church of Christ. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Luff-Bowen Funeral Home 

Online condolences may be made by visiting our website luffbowen.com 

2400 Highway 13 North, Waverly, TN 37185 

931-296-2437 

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sammye Elaine Meredith Bell, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Luff-Bowen Funeral Home - Waverly

2400 Highway 13 North, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Luff-Bowen Funeral Home - Waverly

2400 Highway 13 North, Waverly, TN 37185

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1484

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree