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Claudine Wells

Claudine Wells, 89, departed this life on December 18, 2018, at her residence on Old Payneway Lane, Trumann, Arkansas.  She was born October 19, 1929 to Lee Garfield and Annie Thomas Loggains.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Marked Tree for over 45 years.  She loved the Lord and in order to serve Him, she was a teacher to all ages and the church secretary until her retirement at the age of 81.  She was a lady with a love of music and many talents, such as sewing, painting, ceramics, cake decorating and anything new that might be a challenge or popular at that time.  One of her favorite things in the world was spending time with family.  She left a Godly heritage to her children, grandchildren and generations to come.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Arthur Lee “Hoot” Wells, Jr., her parents, son: Billy Gillis, three brothers and five sisters.

Claudine is survived  by 2 sons: Larry Gillis (Sherry) of Brunswick, Tennessee and Greg Gillis (Beth) of Bruce, Mississippi, 2 daughters: Judy Duvall (Paul) of Marked Tree,  and Robin Jones (Jim) of Trumann, 2 step-sons: Robert Wells of Walnut Ridge and Michael Wells (Kim) of Gosnell, 3 step-daughters: Syble Aden of Livingston, Tennessee, Carol Wells of Nashville, Tennessee and Fran Cavenaugh (Don) of Walnut Ridge, 2 sisters: Donna Dill of Georgetown, Illinois and Geraldine Gillis of Marked Tree, 22 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be December 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm and visitation will be from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Marked Tree.

Burial will follow in Marked Tree Cemetery.

Family request memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or First Baptist Church in Marked Tree.

Arrangements under the care of Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home in Marked Tree.


I am so sorry for your loss. May the words in Rev. 21:1-5 be of hope and comfort to you.

Barb Layton Dec 24 2018 12:00 AM

An amazing woman and a truly great grandmother. Thanks for setting such a good example and supporting me in my journey. You will be missed, but you will never be forgotten. The Bible you and grandfather gave me was the greatest gift I have ever received and I use it daily in my work at the church and the hospital. You never gave up on me!

Ken Aden Dec 21 2018 12:00 AM

Heartfelt memories from my Aunt Claudine-Wells. Loved going to her house on summer vacation. Got to help cook for the men folk in the fields, listening to her play the piano and singing and most noticed her beautiful smile! Loved her very much. Elizabeth Yates Fletcher

Mary Fletcher Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

I didn't get to know Miss Claudine well while living in Marked Tree, but every timeI saw her she had the sweetest smile, just a picture of grace. Condolences tothe family. Jim Dunlap

Jim Dunlap Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Claudine was such a sweet and lovely lady. Myprayers are with the family during this time or sorrow.

Sherry London Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Delancey-Murphy Funeral Home Family Dec 19 2018 12:00 AM