Mary Belle Caldwell was born on March 21, 1922, in Celeste, to Robert C. and Belle Handley Caldwell.
She spent her childhood in Greenville and after college moved to Dallas where she lived for years. Returning to Greenville to care for her mother, she became active in Sunday School at Washington Street Baptist Church and later at Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
Mary spent her last years living at Briarcliff Health Center, where she received wonderful care and attention from the staff. She died there Aug. 29, 2013, surrounded by Gary and Mary Griffin and Kenie Blunt.
Graveside services will be at Memoryland Memorial Park on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Mr. Gary Griffin and Rev. Larry Jordan officiating. She will be interred next to her mother; her brother, J.E; and wife Libby Caldwell; and, most recently, her sister, Anne Jennings.
Mary leaves many dear friends: and her niece, Kay Hammond and family; Ellen Caldwell Fuller and family; nephew Allan Caldwell; as well as two grandnieces, two grandnephews, and 18 great-grandnieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Highland Terrace Baptist Church, 3939 Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, 75401.
Online condolences may be made at www.cokermathews.com