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Charles “Sonny” Edward Bell, Jr., 76, a superintendent with Monsanto for 30 years and Silgan Corp for 4 years, passed away Oct. 5, 2011.

 He was the husband of Ellen Manasco for the past 25 years, husband of the late Sue Lawson Bell from a first marriage, son of the late Charles Edward Bell Sr. and Geraldine Adams Bell, father of Deborah McGowan (Steve), Kyle Bell (Carissa), Kelly Mullen, John Bell (Stephanie); stepfather of Donald Jr. (Annette), Mark (Laurie), Lori, Darryl (Karmann) and Glynn Samaha, nephew of Frances “ Tankie” Scales. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a native of Eldorado, Ariz. and a resident of Luling. Services were held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Oct. 10.

Interment followed in St. Charles Cemetery in Luling.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling and the American Cancer Society. Mothe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at

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