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Wells Melton

Cedar Rapids

Wells Melton, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Manor Care Rehabilitation Center, Cedar Rapids, following a short illness.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, Pine Hill Cemetery Chapel, Davenport. Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
Wells was born Aug. 2, 1932, in Lexington, Miss., to Barch Melton and Sussie B. Brown Melton. Wells was a longtime Davenport resident, living with his niece, Mary L. Williams, who passed in April of this year. He then moved to Cedar Rapids to live with his nephew.
Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, four brothers and six sisters.
Wells was well-loved by his family and friends, and anyone he came in contact with has a story of how sweet he was, especially the staff and residents he left at Manor Care Cedar Rapids.
Orr's Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.orrsmortuary.com.