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Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Donald Edwin Schell, Sr.

March 31, 1942 ~ July 9, 2020

Services will be held:

Howard Winston Candler

August 7, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 12, 2020

Paul Elliott Fisher

October 31, 1945 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held: July 25, 2020

Russell “Russ” Decker

July 15, 1949 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Grace Wilkins

March 30, 1928 ~ July 7, 2020

Services will be held: July 11, 2020

Delma Marie Fullam

June 30, 1928 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held:

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Audrey Charles Maben, Jr.

December 19, 1953 ~ July 2, 2020

Services will be held:

Laland McMaster Allen

December 31, 1925 ~ July 6, 2020

Services will be held: July 13, 2020

James Wynn “Jim” Wells

December 14, 1938 ~ March 20, 2020

Raleigh-James W. “Jim” Wells, 81, died March 20, 2020. He was a most devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Jim was born in Roseboro, N.C. and was the son of the late David F. and Annah G. Wells. He was a graduate of Campbell College and North Carolina State University.

Jim was employed for 31 years by the Raleigh Lions Clinic for the Blind, Inc. and served 28 years as its president/CEO. He was active nationally in work for the blind, serving on the board of directors of the National Industries for the Blind, as president of the General Council of Industries for the Blind, and as president of the North Carolina Association of Industries for the Blind.

He was a member of the Raleigh (Host) Lions Club, Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions International,and was a life member of the North Carolina Lions Foundation. He was a member of Millbrook Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Bodies, and was a Shriner. Jim was a member of Raleigh
Golf Association, serving on its board of directors and as its treasurer.

Surviving are: His loving wife of 60 years, Rebecca Messer Wells, daughters Kelly Miller and husband Michael of Charlotte, North Carolina; Karen Saleeby and husband, Reid, of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren, Rylan (Ellis Hamburger), Erin (Mark Cichonski), Colin, and Ian Miller; Samuel, Wynn, and John Saleeby; great grandson Trey Cichonski. Jim was predeceased by his siblings Darius Wells, Franklin Wells, and Linda Cain.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Raleigh Lions Welfare Fund, c/o Raleigh (Host)
Lions Club, P.O. Box 20372, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603.



To be held at a later date


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