From Ruth Walsh
Denison Herald, July 7, 1997
DOROTHY WELLS - Denison - Graveside services for Dorothy
Wells, 86 year old
former Denison resident, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday,
July 8, in
Cedarlawn Memorial Park. She died Sunday, July
6, 1997, at Hugh Chatham
Nursing Center in Elkin, N.C.
The Rev Joe Dee ray will officiate.
Johnson-Moore Funeral Home has charge of
Mrs. Wells was born on October 19, 1910,
in Whitewright, the daughter of
Ben F. and Frances Hodges Blanton. She attended
Whitewright and Denison
schools, including Denison Commercial College,
where she at a later date
instructed classes in bookkeeping, shorthand and typing
at the college.
She married Clarence Wells, Jr. on September
15, 1935, in Dallas, Texas.
He died on July 16, 1950.
Mrs. Wells worked for J.C. Penny Company
as bookkeeper and cashier and
retired from there in the late 1970s after many years
of service. She was a
charter member of the First Assembly of God Church.
She also was a member
of the Order of the Eastern Star of Denison and the Denison
She was also a former member of the Denison Garden Club.
She was also a
former member of the Denison Business and Professional
Women's Club and the
Denison XXI Club.
Surviving are her daughter, Carolyn Wells
Dickson of Elkin, N.C.; one
granddaughter, Laurie Dickson Dyer and husband Sean of
Elkin, N.C., one
granddaughter David C. Dickson III and wife, Cindy of
Mt. Airy, N.C.; two
great-granddaughters, Bevin Louise and Darcie Ellyn Dyer
of Elkin, N.C.; and
two great-grandsons, Carter and Jack Wells Dickson of
Mt. . Airy, N.C. Also
surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Ben and
Jean Blanton; and one
sister, Louise Blanton, all of Denison.
Besides her husband, Mrs. wells was preceded
in death by her parents, a
brother, Sheriff G.W. "Wood" Blanton; and her son-in-law,
Major David C.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials
may be made to the
American Heart Association, Grayson County Division,
P.O. Box 1234, Sherman,
Texas 75091, or call 1 800 242 8721.
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