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Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

She was born in Kettle, KY and was a resident of Franklin, IN, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Jessie and Flora Blythe Crawford. Her husband, Carmen Gentry Wells, preceded her in death. She leaves 9 direct living descendants. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of Christ, a homemaker and a farmer
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Mrs. Mattie Irene Crawford Wells, age 95, of Franklin, Indiana, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at Home View Nursing Home in Franklin, Indiana.

Funeral services for Mattie Irene Crawford Wells will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2pmCT. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home. 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Donaldson Cemetery in Clay County, Tennessee. The family will receive friends after 2pmCT on Saturday, February 8, 2014, until the funeral hour on Sunday.

Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

She was born in Kettle, Kentucky on Sunday, January 12, 1919, the daughter of Jessie and Flora Blythe Crawford. She died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana at the age of 95 years and 23 days. She was a member of the Poplar Grove Church of Christ, a homemaker and a farmer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen Gentry Wells, whom she wed in 1942; her son, Charles Crawford, her daughters, Gayle Shanehsaz and Alice Murphy; her brothers, Earl Crawford, John Will Crawford and her sisters, Mary Biggerstaff, Ella White, Pauline Roach, Ottie Hubbard and Cindy Scott.

She is survived by:
  • Her son: William Hiram Wells, Sr. of Shelbyville, Indiana

  • Her sister: Cindy Crawford of Glasgow, Kentucky

  • Her grandchildren: Edwin and Julie Murphy, Irene and Clinton Nalley, William Wells, Jr., Teresa and Nathan Moffett and Abraham Shanehsaz
Professional services provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, Kentucky.

Send a condolence to the family of Mrs. Maattie Irene Crawford Wells

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Irene Crawford Wells, Cumberland Co., KY (1919-2014)

2014-02-06 - 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Norris-New Funeral Home.

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