Edith Morrow Wells

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Edith Morrow Wells, 88 formerly of Leicester, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006, in Wilson, NC. Mrs. Wells was born in Haywood County and was the daughter of the late Hardy and Nora Harrell Morrow. She was married to Hal Wells, who died in 1986. She and Mr. Wells owned and operated Hal Wells Store in Leicester for many years and were members of Leicester United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Grange and Home Extension Services at the local, district and state levels, and was instrumental in developing the Leicester Youth Center. Surviving are one daughter, Beverly Wells of Wilson; two sons, Ron Wells and his wife Cathy of Valdosta, GA and Richard Wells and his wife Alison of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Jeff Wells, Walt Silfies, Mike Wells, Jerrilyn Woodard-Entrekin, Jason Woodard, Currie Wells Seals, James Wells, Drake Wells, Peter Wells, and Haley Wells; two step-granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, John T. Morrow of Virginia Beach, VA, and special friends, Jo and Elmer Riddle. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Dennis Brown and Wendell Brittain officiating. Interment will be at Brick Church Cemetery. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brick Church Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, PO Box 53, Leicester, NC 28748, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. A wonderful, genteel, lovely Southern Lady who was loved, and will be remembered, by many. I send my love and prayers to her equally lovely childern, Beverly, Ronnie and Richard.

  2. I loved Edith. She was so very gracious and the epitomy of a true Southern Lady. We will miss this beautiful person. Goodbye dear heart.

  3. Beverly, please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
    May God’s peace and presence surround you and may His comfort abound in your lives.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.
    Vera Stokes
    Feb. 9 2006
    Wilson N C

  5. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
    We will always remember Mrs Wells for her smile and her upbeat personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  6. I am sorry sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I know you both have been very close over the years.

  7. Beverly, thinking of you and your family —- remembering a happy Christmas circle celebration with you and your mom. Jill

  8. Beverly,
    Don and I are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I will always remember her pretty smile and her dignty. She is a special Lady and was always gracious and enjoyed my visits even though she didn’t know me.
    Love to all,

  9. Just wanted you to know we are thinking about. I did not realize your mother was that sick. This is a hardtime, please be proud of the care you gave her. She was lucky to have such a caring daughter. Love to all, Dot


  11. I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s death. My prayers are with you. I certainly enjoyed getting to know her through our circle. She was a wonderful person and had overcome a lot in her life. Her obituary was so descriptive of her. You were wonderful to have looked after her the way you did. With much love,

  12. Dear Beverly,

    How wonderful to know that your Mother is with the Lord she loved and is now completely well! What a peace God gives to His children when they experience the loss of someone they love! And, He ‘gives His angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways’. PS. 91:11
    My prayer for all who loved your Mother is that He will give you ‘joy’, ‘peace’ and ‘love’ as you celebrate your Mother’s life.


    Mildred Birney

    ‘And this the record, ‘God hath given us eternal life”.
    I John 5:11

  13. I miss you my great, great grandmother. Thank you for the memories and love.
    Love always

  14. Beverly, I’ve got you and your family in my prayers during this time. I will also put you on the Watson Class prayer list so we will continue to pray for you as the weeks go by.
    You are a GOOD daughter! Love, Princie

  15. Beverly and Family: Just the few special times I met Edith (Mur)I knew she is a very special person. I will be remembering you and your Family in my prayers during this time. May God continue to be close to you.

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We loved Mrs. Wells very much. I will miss her and her sweet smile. God bless you all.
    + Bill Presnell

  17. Aunt Edith lives in precious memories and influences my life with her steadfast love of God and all his fold. Without exception she saw the good in everyone. I am grateful for time with her.

  18. This week I found myself trying to explain to friends why I feel this cousin’s death so keenly, even though I saw her rarely in recent years. I don’t need to explain it to anyone who knew her, of course: we all realize a person of uncommon grace has passed from our lives. And the world does feel emptier.

    Her beautiful intelligent face always open to others, Edith balanced truthfulness & frankness with genuine courtesy better than anyone I ever knew. Even in my childhood, I felt pleasure in her presence that I felt in no one else’s.

    I hold in the Light each of you — Ron, Beverly & Richard — and all your family members. Keep in mind that Edith’s many gifts of herself to each of you will continue as long as memory endures. . . . June

  19. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You were a devoted daughter to your’Mur’. We will all miss her.

  20. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel very privileged to have known your mother during my life. She was a wonderful lady and a dear friend to my mother (Mary Frisbee) throughout the years.

  21. Your mother was a very special person who was always very kind to our mother. They seemed more like sisters than cousins.
    I am sorry to hear of her passing, but glad it was peaceful.
    I have very warm memories of all of you and your parents.

  22. Your mother and father and you three children always were special members of both the Leicester Methodist and of the community. How supportive you all were in school athletics and activities, the church and building the Center. I especially remember how encouraging your mother was to the youth and how active in the church socials and her wonderful baked goods. I idolized her calm and gentle manner and regret that I never told her what a positive influence she was to so many. I have been gone from the Leicester community for many years but carry a great appreciation for all of it. My prayers are for your family and friends.

  23. We are very sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady. She will be missed very much. God will give you the strength from above. We will be praying for all of you.

  24. We are very sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady. She will be missed very much. God will give you the strength from above. We will be praying for all of you.

  25. I will always remember Mur and her grace, smile, and love. The Christmas’s we drove8 hours from Georgia to spend the lord’s day with Mur and granddad. As I fight this terrible disease of Cancer now, I will see you two soon. Love Always.

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