Marietta Faye Wells
Marietta Faye Wells 84, of Bonnie, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, 
at St. Mary’s Good  Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Faye was born 
Nov. 16, 1924, in Waltonville, the daughter of Joseph and Vesta (Dees) Wilson. 
Faye married Everett Ward Wells, Sr. on May 30, 1947, in Arkansas, and he 
preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1998. Faye was a caseworker for the 
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services until retirement.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon with Brother Albert Hampton officiating. Interment will 
follow at South Hickory Hill Cemetery in rural Mt. Vernon. Friends may 
call on Thursday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Faye is survived by two granddaughters, Stephanie and husband Terry McCabe  
of Park Ridge and Andi Felty of Bonnie and fiancée Kevin Jackson of Mulkeytown;  
three great-grandsons, Brandon, Jakob and Christian Felty; one great-granddaughter, 
Riley McCabe; one brother, Bill Wilson and wife Jesse of Walnut Hill; one 
brother-in-law, Tom Wells and wife Pat of Arizona; and also three sisters-in-law; 
Harriet Wilson, Mildred Wilson and Geraldine Wilson.

She  was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Ward Wells, Sr.; 
son, Everett Ward Wells Jr.; daughter, Monica Gayle Newell; four brothers, 
Gayle Wilson, Glenn “Mutt” Wilson, Byford Wilson and Lowell Wilson; and one sister, 
Vivian Ballard and husband Melvin.

For those who wish memorials may be made to South Hickory Hill Cemetery and will 
be accepted at the funeral home. For more information call Newell Funeral Home 
at 246-0100 or visit online at _www.newellfuneralhome.com_ (  
for online  obituary and online condolences. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News 
Date: 3/10/2009
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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