Donald Rooks Wells, age 84, of Rose Hill left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Vidant Duplin Hospital.

He was born October 6, 1928 in Duplin County; the son of the late Daniel Stewart and Mable Rooks Wells. He was predeceased by his brother, James Stokes Wells.

Mr. Wells served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.

Surviving to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 49 years, Sena Marie Teachey Wells, his children, Joy Wells, Brenda Wells and Adam D. Wells, all of Rose Hill; brothers, Hayden Faye Wells of Rose Hill and Dodson Stewart Wells (Joyce) of Wallace, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00pm Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Rose Hill Baptist Church with the Reverend Bruce T. Herrmann officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00pm on Tuesday evening, one hour prior the funeral service at Rose Hill Baptist Church.

Graveside service will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Donald was a simple man who loved his wife and children dearly. He was a strong yet gentle man who saw that the needs of his family were met. Being a hard worker and one who enjoyed farming, Donald never really retired. He was a man who never forgot where he had come from and who never lost his respect for good and common people like those from whom he descended. Donald will surely be missed but cherished memories of him will forever remain in our hearts.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012