Frances Bell Wells, 96, of Carolina House, Elizabeth City and a former resident of Alexandria, Virginia died Sunday, June 30, 2013 in the Albemarle Hospital. She was born February 17, 1917 in Elizabeth City, NC to the late John Louis Wells and Minnie Lou Bell Wells. She was a civil service employee, retiring from the US Postal Service in Washington, DC. Miss Wells was a member of Temple Baptist Church of Washington, DC and for the last six years she faithfully attended First United Methodist Church of Elizabeth City where she was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Patricia Wells of Jupiter, Florida, seven nieces and nephews, Vivian Dinges of Ruther Glen, VA, Lou Segner and husband, Scott of Bethany Beach, DE, Sharon Simpson of Mechanicsburg, PA, John Wells III, of Mechanicsburg, PA,, Debbie Wells of Jupiter, FL, Sam A. Twiford Jr. and wife, Claudia, of Elizabeth City, NC and David H. Twiford and wife, Darlene, of Elizabeth City, NC. Also surviving are several great nieces, great nephews and a dear friend, Delores Tyler. Miss Wells was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret W. Foxwell, Helen W. Lopez, and Dora W. Twiford, a brother, John L. Wells, Jr., and two nephews, Guyon Foxwell and Sam Simpson.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 3:00pm in Twiford Memorial Chapel, Church St., by Rev. Joe Casteel. Burial will be in the Old Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 at the funeral home and again immediately following the funeral in the lobby of the funeral home. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
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