WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Estelle Bell Raulerson, 79, of Wrens, daughter of the late Mary Shelton and John Clinton Bell, entered into rest Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larron Pilgrim officiating. Interment followed at the Long Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Warrenton.
Born in Warren County, Estelle graduated from Wrens High School and attended the University of Georgia. She married Thurman Raulerson and lived in Atlanta until his untimely death. She then moved back to Wrens with her two young girls. She loved being outdoors and "working" her farm. She loved her cows almost as much as she loved her daughter, Carolyn, who went with her everywhere. She was a very unique, intelligent lady who had a gentle heart.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carolyn Ann Raulerson and Brenda Raulerson; and six first cousins, Lucy Borders McCorkle, Thomson, Ethel Borders Harris, Washington, Jack Borders, Louisville, Lonnie Bell, Columbia, SC, Perry Bell, Milledgeville GA, Ralph Bell, Moultrie GA, and James Bell, Gallatin, TN. Pallbearers were Jon McCorkle, Jason McCorkle, Chester Radford, Lynn Reeves, Walter "Son" Thomas and Wyman Roberts.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.