Ruth Alee Wells

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ruth Alee Wells, born April 11, 1934, passed away August 23, 2015, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.

She was a native of Washington Parish and a resident of Poplarville, Miss. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many who will be dearly missed. Ruth was a member of Derby Place Missionary Baptist Church and had a multitude of friends, and Bill Sherman and Bradley Parker in the Derby Community.

She is survived by one son, Wilton Earl Wells (Rita) of Lumberton, Miss.; five daughters, Jackie A. Estopinal (Maurice) of Poplarville, Louise Esteve (Will) of Biloxi, Miss., Debbie Williamson (Jerry) of Poplarville, Ginger Morris (Wayne) of Poplarville and Shannon Andrews (James) of Mobile, Ala.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Earl Wells; daughter, Sylvia Wells; parents, Newton and Mammie Taylor Dykes; brothers, S.A. Dykes and Elbert “Preacher” Dykes; and sisters, Edith Thomas, Vaserie Penton and Ruby Thomas.

Visitation was held in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, at 610 Ave. F, Bogalusa, on Tuesday, Aug 25, from 6 p.m. until time for services on Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pounds Cemetery. The Rev. Huey Jenkins, Brother Jake Staten and Brother Scott Downs will officiate.

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