Welcome to the memorial page for

Mary Bell Knudsen

September 30, 1919 ~ October 29, 2017 (age 98)

Mrs. Mary Bell Knudsen, 98, entered into rest Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, at her home near Walterboro. 


Funeral services will be conducted 11 o’clock Friday morning, November 3, 2017, from Sandy Dam United Methodist Church, 3422 Charleston Highway, Walterboro.  The Reverend Jay Woods officiating.  Interment will follow in the churchyard.


Born September 30, 1919, in Manning, South Carolina, she was a daughter of the late Julius Riley Bell and the late Susan Edna Richbourg Bell.  She was a retired Long Distance Operator for AT&T and was a member of Sandy Dam United Methodist Church.


Surviving are: her husband, Mr. Percy Neils Knudsen; a son, Henry Furman Branham of Spartanburg; two daughters, Mary Roddey of Columbia and Cathy Branham of Walterboro; a brother, Olin Bell of Lexington; a sister, Eunice Lee of Lexington; nine grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and many great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a brother and four sisters. 


Family and friends are invited to call during a time of visitation from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock this Thursday evening at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORY, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro; 843.538.5408.  Visit our online registry at:

 Service Information

November 2, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory, Walterboro Chapel
1193 Bells Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488

Funeral Service
November 3, 2017

11:00 AM
Sandy Dam United Methodist Church
3422 Charleston Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488


Sandy Dam United Methodist Church
3422 Charleston Highway
Walterboro, SC 29488

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