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Charles Britton Wells
(November 11, 1959 - February 21, 2012)


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Charles Britton Wells

·Memorial Service: 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3rd at John L. Hill Chapel, in Georgetown, KY

o  2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4th at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, KY

·Entombment: Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, KY

Charles Britton Wells, 52, passed away on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 in Georgetown, KY.

He was born November 11th, 1959 in Paintsville, KY to Carlos Horn Wells and the late Charles C. Wells. He was the grandson of the Charles J. Wells of Paintsville and the late Carl and Eleanor Horn of Prestonsburg.

Charles was a 1978 graduate of Johnson Central High School and 1983 graduate of Georgetown College.

Survivors include his beloved wife and best friend, Sheila; his devoted and much loved mother Carlos Wells; three dearly loved dogs and a cat; an aunt, Elizabeth Fannin; father-in-law and mother-in-law Neil and Bonnie Price; two sisters-in-laws, Bonnie (Robert) Houf  and Kim (Rob) Miller; a niece, five nephews, and a great niece.

In 2008, Gov. Beashear appointed Charles as special assistant in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, where he was a liaison between the state and the labor groups representing its employees. Charles held that post until his death. Previously, Charles worked for 19 years in Frankfort as the director of the Kentucky Association of State Employees and the American Federation of Teachers. Charles was a life-long advocate for working families. He worked tirelessly to help others and gave a voice to those who could not speak for themselves. Charles served as Finance Committee Chairman for the Kentucky Democratic Party’s Central Executive Committee, Chairman of the Scott County Ethics Commission and in early, 2003, he was the Democratic Nominee in a special election for the Kentucky Senate’s 17th District. He was active in the local, state, and national Democratic Party.

Charles will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The world has lost a true gentlemen.

A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3rd at John L. Hill Chapel, in Georgetown, KY. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4th at Highland Memorial Park at Staffordsville, KY under the direction of Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY.

Memorial contributions are requested to:

·Charles B. Wells Scholarship fund at Georgetown College Office of Development

400 E. College St.

Georgetown, KY 40324

·Lexington Humane Society

1600 Old Frankfort Pike  

Lexington, KY 40504

 

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