WELLS, GLORIA JEAN - of Clinton, Tennessee, daughter of Leora and Erby Hawkins, passed away at home on Monday, November 4, 2013. She graduated from Roane State with a degree in nursing and spent the last part of her working career with Caris Hospice. Her co-workers said "she was an awesome nurse and person". She touched everyone that knew her, and was an inspiration to all her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Justin Lewis; daughter, Irene Bryant; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Roy Whitaker; aunt and uncle, Gene and Yang Castle; nephews, Justin Wells and T.J. Wells; cousins, Bonnie Molinares, John Castle; special friends, Alta, Bob and Laura, and Jessica; and her faithful dog, Sadie Hawkins. The family would especially like to thank her family and friends of Caris. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022 or bcrfcure.org. Arrangements by Cremation Options, Inc. (865) 6WE-CARE (693-2273) www.cremationoptionsinc.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Nov. 7, 2013