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Nellie Bonnie Wells

Born: Fri., Sep. 3, 1920
Died: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 11, 2017
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, Inc.

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Nellie Bonnie Wells, 97, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Diversicare of Glasgow.

She was born September 3, 1920, in Cumberland County, to the late Judge J.W. and Bonnie Grider Wells.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Oscar Wells, two brothers; James & Lowell Wells, four sisters; Margery Murphy, Ruth Williams, Annie & Lottie Wells, three nephews; James Earl Murphy, Douglas Wells, Robert Wells Keeton and a special friend; Vernon Money.  She was a member of Burkesville First Christian Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include:

One son – David (Debbie) Wells of Burkesville

One brother – William Wells of Columbus, Ohio

One sister-in-law – Sue Wells of Coxs Creek

Two grandchildren – Melissa (Pete) Ashby, John David Wells

Four step-grandchildren – Brian, Brady (Emiley), Blake (Angie) & Brock (Rebekah) Button

Two great-grandchildren – Caroline & Thomas Ashby

Seven step-great-grandchildren – Sarah, Alexis, Bryce, Dax, Cade, Landree & Laken Button

10 nieces – Darlene Snow, Sherry Cohagan, Cindy Williams, Betsy Kelien, Jo Mann, Jana Lyons, Cara Nell Stigger, Linda Scott, Patricia Dobbs, Barbara Coffee

Two nephews – Allen Wells & Glenn Murphy

Several other relatives and friends

Funeral service – Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St.,  Burkesville, Kentucky

Burial in Burkesville Cemetery

The family requests visitation on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.


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Vanessa Jo Gray
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
My prayers and condolences go out to you, Coach Wells and your family, during this most difficult time. Ms. Nellie was one of a kind. I loved her. I would love to hear her tell me stories and make me laugh. She had a great sense of humor. She was very genuine and had a great heart. She will forever be missed. I know she is in a much better place now. No more pain and suffering. May God bless you and give you the strength that you need during this time!

Barbara & Robert Coffey
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
David and Family: I wish I could be there with you at this time. But you know my situation. I am there with you in spirit during this time of grief. Aunt Nellie was the best and I loved her very much. I am sending a family member to be there on Sunday to represent us.
Love to my best cousin.

Darrell Smith
   Posted Mon December 11, 2017
VERY FRIENDLY and FINE LADY. PRAYERS to all her family.

T. M.
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
My condolences to your family. Living 97 years is a long time. But may you look forward to the resurrection promised in the Bible. Then you can be reunited with her when there is no more sickness and death. (Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)