October 27, 2021, 67, Mount Olive –
James Franklin Wells, Jr., resident of the Rones Chapel community near Mount Olive, passed away at his home in the early morning of Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Franklin was the son of the late James Franklin and Mamie Ruth Joyner Wells, He graduated from Southern Wayne Senior High School and had been a truck driver and farm manager.
Franklin leaves behind a wife, Sherry Aldridge Wells; two daughters, Deena Wells Sanders and husband, Frazier, of Pikeville, and Stephanie Wells of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Abel Sanders and Lyla Sanders of Pikeville; and two sisters, Starkey Wells of Kenansville, and Sharon Wells Goodrich Jones of Goldsboro.
The Wells family are privately mourning their loss.