Mrs. Sarah Bell Kell Wishon Reece

Mrs. Sarah Belle Kell Wishon Reece, 81, of Taylors, S.C., formerly of Ellijay, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at home.

She was born Jan. 13, 1936, in Ellijay, to the late James Howard Kell Sr. and Lois Maebelle Kell.

She was a graduate of Gilmer High School, a member of Mt. Pleasant (Buckhorn) Baptist Church, worked in the poultry industry, Lays 5 and 10 and for Huff Drugs for a number of years.

She is preceded in death by husbands, William Clay Wishon and William Kermit Reece; sister, Nita Kell Nixon; and brothers Hoyt William Kell and James Howard Kell Jr.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Angela Wishon, of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Lois Jan McLaughlin and Aamir Hanif, of Taylors, S.C.; sister, Billie Jean Frady, of Ellijay; four grandchildren, Rodney Wishon, Robert (Bobby) Wishon, Jessica Wishon, and Sarah Wilson; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Bernhardt Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Rubin Smith officiating.

Music was by Bill McVey.

Pallbearers were Rodney Wishon, Robert (Bobby) Wishon, Jerry Wishon, Gary Hyde, Wendell Kell, Kelly Frady and Billy Joe Frady.

Interment was in the Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Homeward Bound Animal Rescue.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
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