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David Hilton Bell

August 8, 1947 — September 8, 2017

David Hilton Bell, 70, long-time companion of Patsy Morris and a resident of Marionville, VA, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, in Oyster, VA. A native of Oyster, he was the son of the late Hilton Floyd Bell and the late Margaret Thornton Bell. Mr. Bell was a United States Army Veteran and a waterman.

In addition to his loving companion, he is survived by a son, David W. Bell of Virginia Beach, VA; a daughter, Terry Ann Lawton and her husband, Hugo, of South Setauket, NY; a brother, Frankie Bell and Christine of Oyster; and two grandchildren, William Lawton and Shelby Lawton, both of South Setauket.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Cape Charles Cemetery with Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements made by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home in Cape Charles, Virginia.

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Cape Charles Cemetery
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    Cape Charles, VA 23310

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