Mrs. Doris Poythress Wells

10/23/1929 - 10/08/2021


Mrs. Doris Poythress Wells, age 91, of South Hill, died on Friday October 8, 2021 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was a retired nurse for Dr. Saunder’s Medical Practice in South Hill, a former travel assistant for the Virginia Welcome Center in Bracey and the widow of Gordon W. Wells. Mrs. Wells is survived by her daughter, Mary W. Puryear and her husband, Allen of South Hill; her son, Gordon W. Wells, Jr. of South Hill; her three sisters: Lucille Moore of Lawrenceville, Barbara Tuttle of Lenoir, NC and Jean Thompson of Lawrenceville; her three grandchildren: Brandon (Jenne), Dustin (Tonya) and Chris and her four great-grandchildren: Logan, JC, Harleigh and Opie. A graveside funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday October 12th at 11:00 A.M. in Crestview Memorial Park. Online condolences may be sent through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Wells family.

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  1. On behalf of the Saunders family, past and present, Mildred and I send our thoughts to the Wells family at this difficult time. Our father and mother thought the world of Mrs. Wells. She was wonderful to the patients in the doctors office and a sweet friend to all of us. RIP Mrs. Wells

  2. Skeeter and I will miss Aunt Doris . I remember her as a nurse as a child at Dr Saunders office. She was always so sweet and kind when I had to get shots. She made it all better. Such a sweet heart and always loved everyone so much. Hugs and prayers for her family. She will be missed so much. Huggs and love from Skeeter and I both.

  3. One of the sweetest people in the world. Loved her so very
    much for a very long time. So sorry I had not been able to see you in a few years, but she was always in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with each member of her family in the coming months without her, especially Mary Leta and Gordon, Jr. ( that I used to baby sit when they were little) I love you all so much.



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