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Carla Joy Bell

Carla Joy Bell

Monday, January 19th, 1953 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Carla Joy Bell, 66, of Clarksville passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at her residence.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and again on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Carla entered into this life on January 19, 1953, in Columbus, OH to Carl Elwood Bell and Joyce Lee Griffin Bell Coughlin. She served in the U.S. Army (WAC) and participated in Operation 101 in Germany during the Cold War. Following her military service Carla went on to receive a master’s degree in social work and became Clarksville’s second licensed clinical social worker. She worked as a supervisor at Ft. Campbell for the Wounded Warrior Battalion. She also worked as an adjunct professor in APSU’s department of Social Work. Carla dedicated her life as an advocate for animals, women, and children in need. She was a founding member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and belonged to Bobbin Lace Guild.

She is preceded in death by her father, brothers, Gary Franklin Bell, David Lee Bell, and Steven Elwood Bell.
In addition to her mother survivors include her sister, Cathy Bell; cousin, Vickie Butler; niece, Juanita Dufour; nephews, David Lee Bell, Aaron Steven Bell, Tatton Dufour, David Dufour, Harold Dufour; great niece, Amber Dufour; great nephews, Conner Dufour, Chris Dufour, and Colton Dufour.

Flowers may be sent to the funeral home or memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolences may be made at www.NaveFuneralHomes.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    Address
    1209 Madison St.
    CLARKSVILLE, TN 37040
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Kim Perry

Posted at 08:31am
Many years ago, in what I believe to be Carla's first class to teach at APSU, she was one of my professors and I truly enjoyed her class very much. I never forgot her enthusiasm and love for the profession of Social Work.

Judy Miller

Posted at 08:26pm
Ms Joy- you were amazing and such an inspiration! Your mentor ship and care to me will be cherished forever! It was such an honor to have called you a friend. May God comfort your family every day that they miss you. We celebrate that you have transformed from an earthly angel to a heavenly angel 😇 I am comforted with wonderful memories from the past 12 yrs! Thank you
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The Webbers

Posted at 08:34am
I am so sorry for your loss. I am here for you guys. Love
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Sharon Thompson

Posted at 03:51pm
Thank you Joy for your dedication to our soldiers, families and your peers as you have made such a difference in all our lives. We rejoice in your life and the legacy you leave. Praying for your family. I will miss you and thank you for your support and encouragement. Sharon
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cara chaney

Posted at 03:45pm
May Joy Bell rest in peace. Thank you for all you did for our soldiers. You were always putting our soldiers and their families first. Cara Chaney, LCSW
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