Ray P. Wells, 81, of Ashdown, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in a local hospital.

Mr. Wells was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Hartley, Ark. He was a retired meat cutter, a Baptist and a Korean War Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Wells of Ashdown; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Wanda and Ken Steele of Gann, Okla., Kitty Butler of Newport, Vt., and Cindy and Rich Denton and Penny Wells of Mena, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Lana Wells of Heavner, Okla.; one brother, Jerry Wells of Mena; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements are under direction of East Funeral Home, Downtown.

Online registration is at eastfuneralhomes.com.

Published: 01/21/2013