John Ervin Wells, 87, of Hinesville, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at home surrounded by those he loved and who loved him.
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He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and the son of John and Anna Wells, who preceded him in death. He was the youngest of 11 children, all of whom also predeceased him: Mattie Hodges, Delores Long, Stella Proctor, Aline Ernst, Daisy Wells, Theodore Wells, Edgar Wells, Quinton Wells, Thomas Wells and Alvin Wells.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Peggy Wells; daughters, Jeanette Wells Beard and Susan Wells Peckham; son-in-law, Larry Peckham; stepson, Jeff Vreeland and daughter-in-law, Pam Vreeland; four grandchildren, James and Nick Beard of San Francisco, Christina Peckham Kendrix of Miami and Johnathan Vreeland of Hinesville; one great-grandson, Tyler Beard of Auburn, Ala.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends and family from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel in Hinesville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at First Baptist Church of Hinesville with the Rev. Chuck Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Steele, Gene Wells, Scott Wells Jr., Wyman Wells, Richard Gardner and Steve Welborn. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wisdom Seekers Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Hinesville, Debra Dawson, Cutina Jones, Dellrea Fillmore, Sandra Sandstrom and Salena Drake.
Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church of Hinesville Building Fund, 220 Memorial Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313, or
, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.
Carter Funeral Home - Bryan Chapel
10512 Ford Avenue PO Box 1717
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Published in Coastal Courier from June 27 to July 4, 2014