Dorothy Oatley Bell (84) – known as 'Dot' – passed away surrounded by family Oct. 9. She was married to the late Presbyterian minister Dr. Wade Hampton Bell Jr., who pastored at Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, Panama City. Together, they were founders of Grace Presbyterian Church. Dot was a preschool teacher that instilled a love of reading and learning. She was also an avid bridge player, great cook, world traveler and treasured time spent with family and friends. Dot loved life and met everyone with a smile. She is survived by sister Jane Hynds, son Wade Bell III, daughter Dr. Martie Bell and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Wade, son Stan Bell, and sisters Martha Oatley, Mary Hill Stanford and her husband. Memorial service: 1 p.m., Oct. 20, First Presbyterian Church, Fernandina Beach, FL. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach.
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