Daytonan Alphonso Bell to be laid to rest Saturday


Funeral services for Alphonso “Al” Bell of Daytona Beach will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Bishop John L. Kelly officiating.

Mr. Bell, a local cook, died on Jan. 16 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona after a brief illness. He was 55.

Calling hours are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at R.J. Gainous Funeral Home, 804 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., and from 12:30 p.m. until the service time at the church on Saturday. The church is located at 201 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Interment will follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Bell is survived by his mother, Gladys Bell, Daytona Beach; his daughter, Ambi (Ranaldo) Bess, Waycross, Ga.; two sons, Jarraud (Lindsey) Bell, Ormond Beach, and Geoffrey (Kady) Bell, Daytona Beach; three grandchildren, Amiyah Nicole Elam, Olivia Marie Bell and Geoffrey Kiev Blye, Jr.; two brothers, Jerry Bell, Sr., Daytona Beach and Eddie Bell of Las Vegas, as well as other family members.



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