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Rayford "Buddy" Dale Wells

April 26, 1965 — January 22, 2009

Buddy Wells, 43, died unexpectedly of natural causes on January 22, 2009.

Mr. Wells was born on April 26, 1965, in Greenwood, South Carolina. The son of Roseann Mundy Wells Hill and Gabe C. Hill, III, and the late Rayford Dale Wells, Sr. He resided in Abbeville, South Carolina until age 12, then in Greenwood, South Carolina until age 17 and has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1982.

His many faithful friends knew him as "Buddy" and he loved them very much. He had a special place in his heart for his Mother and he called her every day to tell her he loved her. He cherished all of his family.

Buddy had "Orange Blood". He was an avid Clemson Tiger Fan! He began playing golf at the age of 11 and enjoyed the challenge. He was a multi-talented and successful business owner. He graduated from South Mecklenburg High School in 1984. He was in the process of obtaining his General Contractor's License.

The funeral will be held at Myers Park United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 2:00pm located at 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207. The family will be receiving friends following the service in the Jubilee Hall. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at 1:00pm at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden on Highway 72 West in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Buddy Wells is survived by his devoted Mother, Roseann Hill, his Step-Father, Gabe C. Hill, III, his Sister, Jenny Gilliam Wells, his uncle, Andrew Mott Mundy, Sr., and wife Kim Mundy, 3 cousins, Andrew Mott Mundy, Jr., and wife Allison Mundy, Matthew Prince Mundy, and wife Casey Mundy, and Marilawren Camak Mundy, one Step-Brother, Gabe C. Hill, IV, and wife Danielle Hill, and two Step-Sisters, Starr Hill-Bennett, and husband, Kevin Bennett, and Dawn Hill Terte, and husband Mitch Terte.

Pallbearers at Myers Park United Methodist Church will be are Drew Mundy, Buddy Byrd, Gary Earnhardt, Pat Nooney, Randy Wynn, Andrew Mundy, Matthew Mundy and Jack Szczepek.

Pallbearers at Forest Lawn Memorial Garden will be Jay Self, Furman Self, Drew Mundy, Andrew Mundy, Matthew Mundy, David Patterson, Trip Whitmire and Scotty Thomas.

Buddy had a great love for children. He recently helped support the Charity Show Homes to benefit the Levine Children's Hospital. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to: Levine Children's Hospital, Kelly Osborne, P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28232-2861.


Myers Park United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
After Service Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, January 29, 2009
After Service


Myers Park United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville ,  SC  29620
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