In Memory

Gregory Bell

GREGORY L. BELL, age 59, of Birmingham, passed away June 2, 2010. He was employed by the City of Birmingham. He was a class of 1969 graduate from Wenonah High School. He received an Associate Degree from Troy University. He is survived by his mother, Maggie Bell; father, Robert Bell; brothers, Alfred (Deborah) Bell, Emanuel Bell, and Reginald (Karen) Bell; nieces, Ashley, Starla, Margaret, and Candyce Bell; nephew, Marcus Bell; very special friend, Dorothy Clark and her family; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 9th at 1:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Tarpley City with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Bushelon Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

Published in The Birmingham News on June 8, 2010


A Birmingham man died Wednesday in a single-vehicle traffic accident, authorities said today.  Gregory Bell, 59, was driving in the 1300 block of Second Avenue North when he lost control of his car and struck a utility pole, said Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner. Bell was thrown from the vehicle. He was taken to UAB Hospital, where he was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 9:40 a.m.  Funeral details to follow.  News Articles

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06/15/10 05:54 AM #1    

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In 1969, I was a junior at Wenonah High, playing outside linebacker in the TB game at Fair Park. We played Brighton High School, standing room only. Coach Charles Acon, was our coach, it was his 2nd year at Wenonah. The last time Wenonah had been to the TB game was in 1952. I was two years old. We played Brighton High School regular season and they beat us 26 - 0 at Brighton. At that time we had a 9 - 0 record. We were headed to the TB game when we played Brighton, they had to beat us to go to the TB game. Brighton kicked three field goals in the TB game. Late in the forth quarter, our quarter back Lorenzo Arrington, threw a pass to Greg Bell, and he went in the end Zone, it was a touch down. The extra point failed. Ending score was 9-6 Brighton.

I was outside linebacker at Wenonah in 1970. I was selected First Team All County Player in 1970. I was captain of the football team in 1970. I was inducted into the Birmingham Grid Forecasters hall of fame in 2004. As you know the Birmingham Grid Forecasters were the only organization who recognized outstanding Black athletes during the 60 and 70s. Submitted by: Alfred Terry, Class of 1970.

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