In Loving Memory of

Barbara Ann Bell


Barbara Bell, 82, of Gainesville, Florida, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023,
in Gainesville, FL.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Forest
Meadows Memorial Park East, 3700 SE Hawthorne Rd, Gainesville, Florida, with Pastor
Rick Ergle of CrossPoint Church of Melrose officiating.
Barbara Ann Walker Buckhalter Bell was born in Branford, Florida to Lee Royce Walker
and Ethel Hazel Walker on May 22,1940. She was raised in Bell, Florida, graduated
from Bell High School, and moved to Gainesville, FL to pursue a degree in nursing.
She worked as a registered nurse for many years at Alachua General Hospital
(Gainesville, FL), Putnam Community Medical Center (Palatka, FL), General Electric
(Alachua, FL), and North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (Gainesville, FL).
She and her husband owned Bell’s Pecan Grove in Melrose, FL for 40 years before
relocating back to Gainesville, FL.
Barbara Bell is preceded in death by her father, Lee Royce Walker, mother, Ethel Hazel
Walker, husbands, Marvis L. Bell and Raymond W. Buckhalter, and sister Beverly
Walker Cannon.
Barbara Bell is survived by her daughter, Lisa Buckhalter Boles (Charlie), Gainesville,
FL, daughter, Angela Bell Goldberg (Scott), Gainesville, FL, and son, Alex J. Bell
(Angelita), Island Grove, FL, as well as, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90 th
Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606. Condolences may be left in Barbara Bell’s online
guestbook at
Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23 rd Ave,
Gainesville, FL., 32609 352-378-2528.

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  1. Donna Mullins at · Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet woman.

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