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“Prayers to Mr. Franks family!! He was such a sweet & silly buddy of mine & I will never forget that cute & mischievous grin of his & his...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kaycee Price - Rose hill, NC

“Sandy I am thinking of you and your family. I can see your Dad working at the service station right now. I can remember meeting him for the first...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Debbie Fussell - Rose Hill, NC

“There are so many memories it is hard to just pick one so I am gonna try and break it down some. There are many many memories from the cabin at White...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Jennifer Newmons - Magnolia

“Thank you uncle frank for the memories specially when I ran out of gas in front of your station and making me laugh plus welcoming my wife into the...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: JAMiE and family - Greensboro, NC

“My thoughts and prayes are with you all. God Bless ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Kim I Jones - Rose Hill, NC


“While Pete & I both have fond memories of Frank, and especially his humor and precious grin, Pete has stories galore about "back in the day". As...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Betty Blanton - Wallace, NC

“A part of a generation never to be replaced, but the memories of Frank will live on for those of us who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Neil Whitaker - High Point, NC

“Sandy and family, I am truly sorry to hear about the passing for Mr Frank. He was such a sweet man. Each and everyone of you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Elsie B Thigpen - Beulaviille, NC

“Sorry for your loss.Praying for comfort for the family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa Register Gray - Rose Hill, NC

11 of 18 | Posted by: Rita Bolinski - Bensalem, PA

“Sandi, Bill. Jennifer,Skip and Family, So sadden by your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort in the coming days. Please know our thoughts...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Janice and Wade Carter - wallace, NC

“Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Frank He played an important part in my life as we were growing up. He never met a stranger and treated me as part...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Janice James - Wallace, NC

“Frank, we will miss u. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: brenda & jim bolinski - phil., PA

“So very sorry for your loss. May God Bless You and give you comfort and strength for the days ahead. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Dempsey & Sheryl Howard - NC

“Sandra, Jennifer & family, So sorry to hear about Frank. I know you will miss him but he is with Geraldine now and in a better place. May God wrap...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Brinkley - Wallace, NC

“Sandy...Keeping you, Bill and Jennifer in our thoughts as always. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Ashley - Teachey, NC

“Frank will surely be missed. Sandy and Jennifer you are in our prayers. Love you guys. Barbara and Joe ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Barbara Andrews-Zarrello - Burgaw, NC

Mr. William Frank Wells age 81 of Rose Hill, NC, died on March 23, 2015 at Golden Care Rest Home in Wallace, NC. Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church in Magnolia, NC conducted by the Rev. Dan Sellers and the Rev. Ross Cavanaugh. Burial will follow at Knowles Cemetery in Rose Hill, NC. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace, NC.
Frank is survived by two daughters, Pamela Edens and husband Danny of Wilmington, NC and Sandra Leap and husband Bill of Magnolia, NC, four grandchildren, Jennifer Newmons and husband Skip of Magnolia, NC, Justin Watson and wife Macie of Wallace, NC, Rebecca Edens of Wilmington, NC and Sarah Edens of Raleigh, NC, one great grandson, Dylan Newmons of Magnolia, NC, two sisters, Ruth Evans and husband Clarence of Magnolia, NC and Edith Merritt of Wallace, NC, a daughter-in-law, Gail Watson of Wallace and his previous wife, Jo Gurganious Pridgen of Wilmington, NC.
Frank was born on March 15, 1934 in Pender County to the late Henry Ziekel and Annie Mae Knowles Wells, Sr. He was also predeceased by his wife, Geraldine K. Wells, two brothers, Henry Z. Wells, Jr. and James (Jay) Wells, two sisters, Betty Wells Brown and Louise Wells Murray, his son, Gerald (Jerry) B. Watson and his son-in-law, Joe Moore.
Frank worked for many years at Rose Hill Gulf gas station. He enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. He also worked as a house mover for many years. His greatest joy was his family.
Casket Bearers will be Bobby Ward, Wade Ward, J. T. Kelly, Billy Floyd, Mitch Robinson and Wilbert Bryant.
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A service of Padgett Funeral and Cremation Services, Wallace.