Ernest Wells Jr., 76, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Columbus Regional HealthCare in Whiteville. He was the son of the late Kate Lee Hyatt Wells and Ernest Quincey Wells. He was also preceded in death by three siblings, James Wells, Otis Wells and Vernon Wells
A graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 20 at Western Prong Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Jacobs officiating. Worthington Funeral Home of Chadbourn served the family.
He is survived by one daughter, Anita W. Patrick of Bolton; one son, Shey Wells of Bolton; siblings, Marie Ahrens of Dover, Ark., Leamon Wells and Rubuart Wells, both of Branford, Fla., Herschel Wells of Clarkton, Ethel Ward of Clearwater, Fla. and Frances McGaha of Holiday, Fla.; and three grandchildren.