Beverly Bell Armfield died on November 11, 2020. She was a long-time resident of Twin Lakes Community in Burlington. Born on October 31, 1926, she was the only daughter and eldest child of Frances Watson Bell and James Andrew Bell. She was the beloved wife of Robert Moore Armfield who died in 2017. She is survived by daughters Ellen Armfield Bolick and husband Robert Bolick of south Oxfordshire, England, and Laura Armfield Tucker and husband Charles Tucker of Savoy Illinois; 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert Locke Bell and predeceased by a second brother, James Andrew Bell, Jr.
Mrs. Armfield attended elementary schools in Greensboro, Reidsville, and Roanoke, VA, and graduated from Greensboro Senior High School (Grimsley) and the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (UNC-G) with honors in English in 1948. She participated in a fund-raising campaign at UNC-G which raised $250,000 for scholarships for women returning to education in later life.
Mrs. Armfield was active in women’s work in various Presbyterian churches. She led a Girl Scout troop at both Brownie and Junior levels. She was a docent and volunteer for many years at the Greensboro Historical Museum.
She was a teacher at the junior and senior high levels in Mooresville, NC. She also worked at the Ford Foundation-sponsored writing program at Dudley High School in Greensboro.
She was a life-long learner and educator.
A memorial service will be held later in the year.
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