James Russell Wells

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Obituary

**Updated 9/14/2017

Tarboro

James Russell Wells, 71, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held at Carlisle Funeral Home on Sunday, September 17, at 2:00pm with the Pastor Jay Thompson officiating.

James proudly served in the United States Navy. He retired from Barnhill Contracting Company after many years of dedicated work ethic as a foreman. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Russell Wells and Dorothy Owens Gay; a brother, Edward Charles Wells; and his wife, Wanda Brown Wells.

James is survived by a loving family which includes his daughters, Melani Rae Wells, of Winterville, Rhonda Wells Jones and husband, Adam, of Greenville, Sherri Harris Walton, of Tarboro, Brandi Harris Johnson, of Greenville; sister, Jean Ash and husband, Mike, of Washington; brother, Lester Wells and wife, Laurie, of Florida; grandchildren, Tyler Walton, of Tarboro, Sgt. Matthew Barfield of USMC, and wife Jordyn, of Jacksonville, NC, Johnna Walton, of Tarboro, Jamie Johnson, of Tarboro, Dustin Johnson, of Tarboro, Dylan O’Neal, of Tarboro; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members, including his extended family at Goose Creek Resort, Newport, NC .

The family will receive friends and relatives at Carlisle Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00-8:00pm and other times at the home, 1600 E. Northern Blvd., Tarboro, NC.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com