Betty Gaye “Poonie” Wells, age 79, of Honaker, Virginia, passed away Sunday (September 22, 2019) in a Lebanon, Virginia nursing facility. Born January 14, 1940 in Russell County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Grady M. and Evelyn Naomi Compton Wells. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed traveling, her favorite being “The Smokey Mountains”. She loved to visit and talk with others, never meeting a stranger.
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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Wayne Wells, Wade Wells, Bobby Wells, Joe Wells, and Ronnie Wells, and one sister, Mary Jackson.
Survivors include one sister, Phyllis Peck of Grundy; two brothers, Grady Wells of Honaker, and Jimmy Wells and wife, Anna Ruth of Honaker; special nephew, Kenneth Wells of California; special great-niece, Aubrey Sue Wells; several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday in the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel, Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Larry Brooks and Rev. Jim Ed Belcher officiating. Interment will follow in Ketron Memorial Gardens at Lebanon, Virginia.
Relatives and friends will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home on Tuesday and Wednesday after 6:00 PM, where an evening service will be conducted both evenings at 7:00 PM.