Wayne Elbert Wells, 91, of Asheville, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Haywood Co., he was a son of the late Grover C. and Nellie Stines Wells. Mr. Wells worked as a house painter and enjoyed making music, including the guitar, harmonica, and singing lead for groups, including many sessions at the Shindig on the Green.
Surviving are his wife, Estella Duquette Wells; step-daughters, Ruby Marie Green, Grace Suzanne Meyerhoffer and Dorothy Clement; step-sons, William R. Thomas, Jr., Fred Edward Thomas, and Clifford Thomas; sister, Wilma Brooks; brother, Glenn Wells; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Rd., Asheville, NC 28806.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.