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Helen Bell Hoots, 95

Helen Bell Hoots, 95

Helen Bell Hoots, age 95, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. She was born August 12, 1919 in Henderson County to the late Mitchell and Elizabeth Cantrell Bell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hoots was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Freeman in 1981, and her husband, Reginald Hoots in 1998; and her step-daughter, Betty Jean Lamb.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County; Mrs. Hoots was employed with Olin for over 42 years and was a member Beulah Baptist Church.

She is survived by three step-daughters, Margaret McCall, Clara Johnson and her husband, Jody, Doris Justus and her husband, David; her step-son, Vance Hoots and his wife, Jewell all of Hendersonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with the Reverend Tony Galloway officiating. Burial will follow the service in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Helen's memory be directed to the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 7088 Willow Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.