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Bertran J. Bell Sr.
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A memorial service was held Monday at the Progressive Church for Bertran Jay Bell Sr., 56, of Ceres. He died Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at his home.

The Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno was in charge of arrangements.

Born May 29, 1948, Mr. Bell was a native of Fremont and lived in Ceres for five years. He worked for the San Jose Mercury News. Mr. Bell was a member of Progressive Church, Modesto. He enjoyed reading, movies and travel.

He leaves behind his wife, Cheryl Bell of Ceres; seven children, Bertran J. Bell Jr. and Kristen Lucas Bell, both of Texas, Crystal Bell and Kiawna Butler, both of Ceres, Summer Butler of Fresno, Harvey Butler of San Diego and Brandon Butler of Virginia; and three grandchildren.