Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

April 17, 2003

Charles H. Bell, 95, son of General Mills founder James Ford Bell and a former company president, died Saturday in Santa Barbara, Calif.

With his father and grandfather, Mr. Bell played a key role in shaping General Mills, the Golden Valley-based food maker. In his time at the helm, Mr. Bell broadened the company's holdings to include toys, clothing and retail.

He joined General Mills in 1930 at age 22. During his 47 years at the company, he worked in accounting, auditing, sales, research and production. He was its president from 1952 to 1961, then chairman of the board until 1967.

Lawrence Gellerstedt Jr., 77, who as head of Beers Construction Co. built Atlanta landmarks such as the Coca-Cola headquarters and the Georgia Dome, died there Saturday of a brain hemorrhage.

Mr. Gellerstedt's legacy includes the prize-winning High Museum of Art and high-rises such as the 191 Peachtree Building, the Bank of America tower, BellSouth Center and Four Seasons Hotel.

He graduated from Georgia Tech and served in the Navy before going to work for Beers in 1946.

He became the company's president in 1960 and bought it in 1969.

MaryAnn Moore,

71, whose daughter was one of the victims in the Washington-area sniper attacks in the fall, died of breast cancer April 9 in Gainesville, Fla.

Mrs. Moore was in treatment when tragedy struck her family last year.

One of her granddaughters was killed in a car accident in Georgia. Then, daughter Linda Franklin, a 47-year-old FBI analyst, was shot by a sniper Oct. 14 outside a Home Depot store in Fairfax, Va.

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