James Ward Wells

September 25, 1935April 19, 2013
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James Ward Wells, 77, went home to be with the Lord Friday, April 19, 2013, near his home in Ashton, Ontario, Canada. Born Sept. 25, 1935 in Cullman County, Alabama to Esther Moore and Grier Wells. He attended Logan School, proudly served in the U.S. Navy 1954-1957, and graduated from the University of Florida. He belonged to the true church of all believers in Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Farmers. He was a retired cattle farmer and loved to sing, hunt and fish. In recent years, he spent winters at his home in Michie, Tenn. He had a big smile, a huge laugh and a gift for making friends where ever he went.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Forley Wells; sons, James (Nancy) Wells of Wilmington, N.C., and Reef (Vangie) Wells of Pinellas Park, Fla.; daughter, DeeLarue (Jim) Cox of Collierville, Tenn.; stepchildren, Roger McIlmoyle and Evelyn James of Ontario; grandsons, Hunter Boehmer of Park City, Utah, James Ryan Wells of St.Petersburg, Fla., and Travis James of Ontario; seven stepgrandchildren; and many loving cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Moss-Service Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with burial following in Logan Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Logan Baptist Church, Logan, Ala.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 25, 2013

James Ward Wells

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May 2, 2013

Forley and Family:
We will miss that deep voice "Hiyah suga"
Our thoughts are with you.
Marilyn (James) and Derek Browning, Gibsons, B.C.

Cheryl Corcoran (Dowdall)

April 26, 2013

Forley and Family. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Vicki Dovel

April 26, 2013

I will never forget you Jimmy.....I remember when you made me sing "How Great Thou Art" to my sister playing the piano at Ms. Grahams in Florida. Keeping you in my heart!

sue boucher

April 25, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Lisa Wood

April 25, 2013

My memories of Jim are the big ole deep voice and singing the "Auctioneer" song at Forley's or Aunt Evelyn's. Our thoughts and prayer's are with you at this time.
Lisa Wood (Aldus) & family

Jennifer Wood

April 25, 2013

"The sweetest Uncle a person could have" Jenn Wood (Peterborough, ON)

Terry and Joan Downer

April 24, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.