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Nancy Wells

April 13, 1927 — March 3, 2023


Canton – Nancy Medford Wells, 95, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Pisgah Manor Health Care Center.

Nancy was a native of and lifelong resident of Haywood County and a daughter of the late Wayne and Fannie Chambers Medford.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Thomas Wells, who died in 2012; and three sisters, Kathleen Muse, Janet DeBrucker, and Ethel Stewart; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Medford.  Nancy was a graduate of Clyde High School, a member of Central United Methodist Church, and retired from Haywood County schools with 20 years of service.

She is survived by a daughter, Jan Wells Grove (Michael) of Canton; son, John Thomas Wells, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Belmont; a sister, Beulah Zumwatt of Pasadena, Texas; two brothers, Harold Medford (Wilda), and George Medford, all of Clyde; three grandchildren, John Anderson Cayton, Lauren Ashley Wells (Kitch), and Thomas Cameron Wells; and one great-granddaughter, Wells Madison Kitch.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery on Old Clyde Road with the Reverend Erin Yow officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Canton Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 792, Canton, NC  28716.

The care of Mrs. Wells has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Canton

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Clyde

4876 Old Clyde Rd, Clyde, NC 28721

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