Clarence T. “Ted” Bell, 71, of Longs, S.C., died November 25, 2018 at Myrtle Beach Manor, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Born on January 4, 1947, in Lynchburg, VA, he was the son of the late Clarence Ayers and Juanita Moyer Bell.
Ted served his country proudly in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and received a Purple Heart.
He began his career in radio in 1962 at the age of 15 in Orangeburg, S.C. His career spanned 56 years, with multiple DJ of the Year Awards. Some of Ted’s other achievements were Radio Show of the Year 2012 through 2017; FM Radio Personality of the Year, 2010 through 2012 and 2014 through 2016; Industry Appreciation Award 2012 for 50 Years in Radio; Who’s Who in Broadcasting Industry 2002-2003 and Grand Marshal SOS Parade 2009. He was a member of American Legion Post 0016 and Past Commander of the American Legion Post in Blowing Rock, N.C.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Angela Lynne Watson Bell; two sons, Brian C. Bell (Terrilyn Groom), Randell M. Bell (Katy); daughter, Lisa Bell Furr (Bobby Forsythe); stepson, Sherrill W. Hayes (Jenny); and six grandchildren, Brandi Furr Puett, Douglas Bell, Jordan Bell, Brady Bell, Olivia Hayes and Sam Hayes.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582.
The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Graveside services, with military honors, will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lenoir, N.C., on Friday, November 30, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach, P.O. Box 3369, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582. Per the familys request, although appreciated, no food is necessary at the home.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.