Linnie Pearl Manis Wells, 88, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky. She was born in Fentress County, Tennessee on Monday, June 7, 1926, the daughter of the late Virgil and Eva Jane Choate Manis. She was a member of Highland Chapel United Methodist Church and attended Dutch Creek Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a seamstress for Sutton Shirt Corporation and Bob Evans Manufacturing and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Ray Wells, whom she married on Saturday, December 28, 1946, her son, Paul Douglas Wells, her brother, Austin “Woody” Manis and her grandson, Baby Wells.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda Raye Wells Scott and Billy Scott of Burkesville, her daughters-in-law, Selenia Wells and Lisa Garmon, her sisters, Dorothy Henrey of Knoxville, Tennessee and Marie Webb of Livingston, Tennessee, her grandchildren, Sarah (Brian) Chaney, Margaret (Jonathan) Bastoni, Clint Wells, Nathalie (Chad) Vincent, Logan (Natoshia) Wells, Levi (Chrissy) Scott, Jacqueline Wells and Hannah Wells, her great-grandchildren, Noah Jasper Chaney, Samantha Chaney, Cyrus Tanner Vincent, Mollie Vincent, Peyton Caleb, Jonathan Carter Bastoni, Micah Scott Bastoni, Lucus Bastoni, Penelope “Penny” Bastoni, Niki Wells, Abbey Wells, Brooklyn Scott and Cameron Scott.
Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Pitcock and Bro. Jimmy Bunch officiating. Special singing and music provided by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special singing and music provided by Sister Rachel Richards. Special piano music provided by Jean Cash. Congregational song leadership led by Bro. Gary Cash. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chris Sparks, Chris Dickens, Jimmy Powell, Michael Powell, John Phelps, Jr., Jimmy Riddle, Doc Young, Jessie Grider, Allen Duvall and Eldred Wray. Honorary casket bearer was Buddy Dickens.
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home of Burkesville, Kentucky. Online condolences at www.norris-new.com.