Stella- Nell Blocker Newell, 89, passed away Monday May 8, 2017 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. She was born May 25, 1927, in Glenville, GA, daughter of the late, Louis Albert and Della Strickland Blocker.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, May 12, 2017 at Seaside Memorial Park with Father Don Baribeau officiating.
Nell worked in retail most of her working life and during the war she was a welder at the Savannah Ship Yard.
She is survived by daughter, Linda Keim (Francis) of the home; grandchildren, Gary F. Keim of Emerald Isle, Francis M. Keim, Jr. of VA, and Kenneth A. Keim of Stella; great grandchildren, Laura and Joseph.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Newell and two brothers and one sister.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mildred Catholic Church Building Fund 616 E. Sabiston Dr. Swansboro, NC 28584.