Barbara Hines Bello



Mrs. Barbara Hines Bello, 66, passed away Tuesday evening, May 16, 2017. Barbara was born January 5, 1951, the daughter of Lester Samuel and Thelma Barfield Hines. Following graduation from high school, she moved to New England where she lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for many years. She returned to North Carolina in 1985, where she eventually established herself in Johnston County and had a fulfilling career as a professional assistant, retiring in October 2016 from the law offices of Hunton & Williams.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Xavier Bello of the home; children, Brandy T. Ward of Clayton, Kimberly J. McMellen of Brevard, and Thomas F. Currier, Jr. of Clayton; grandchildren, Justin Ward of Hamstead, Taylor Nevius of Clayton, Amber Kilgore of Atlantic Beach and Breanna Leach of Clayton; sisters, Brenda Blackmon and Gayle Stocks both of Snow Hill; and brothers, Lester Hines, Jr of Snow Hill, Carlton Ray Hines of LaGrange, and Tony Hines of Kinston.

A Service of Remembrance will be held 2 PM Saturday, May 20, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with Reverend Billy Lawson officiating. A Committal Service interring the cremains will be held 4 PM Tuesday, May 23, at the Snow Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday following the service and other times at the home of her sister, Gayle Stocks, 1402 Hwy 58 South, Snow Hill, NC.

Memorials in her memory may be directed to Harbor of Johnston County, PO Box 1903, Smithfield, NC 27577. Online condolences may be expressed at