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Verlie Whitson Wells, Jr.

Brighton, TN

Verlie Whitson (Whit) Wells, Jr., passed away at his home in Brighton, TN, on Saturday, April 1, at age 86.

He is survived by his son, Verlie Whitson (Sherry) Wells, III, and daughter, Nancy Brown. In addition he leaves seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Annie Irene (Maynard) Hill and his brothers, Billy and John Earl (Jo Anna) Wells.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Kathryn Stone Wells; his parents, Verlie Whitson Wells, Sr., and Jennie Lou Guthrie Wells; his son, Alton; a great-grandson, Nicholas Wells; his brother, Bob (Jane) Wells and his sisters, Louise (Arnold) Vandergrift and Helen (Bubba) McQuiston.

Whit served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany for most of that time. He owned and operated Wells' Processing Plant for many years and after retiring he spent his time hybridizing and growing roses at his Mid-South Roses greenhouse in Brighton. He became well known throughout the state and nation for his contributions to several rose societies.

Since he donated his body to medical research, a memorial service will be held this Saturday, April 8, at the Brighton ARP Church in Brighton. Visitation begins at 3:00 p.m. and the service will be at 4:00 p.m. Memorials may be given to the individual's choice.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 5, 2017
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