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J. Wells Eakin

September 29, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

EAKIN, J. Wells, 91, of New Martinsville, WV, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

He was born April 11, 1921 in New Martinsville, the son of the late Justus O. and Sarah Wells Eakin.

Wells earned his Bachelor's degree from WVU and was the owner of the former Wells Eakin Company in New Martinsville.

He was a member of the Wetzel Masonic Lodge No. 39 A.F.&A.M.; New Martinsville Moose Lodge No. 931; American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville; New Martinsville Rotary; Royal Order of Jesters; New Martinsville Lions Club; former Board President of the New Martinsville Bank; former Board member of Wetzel County Hospital and Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce. Wells was also a member of the New Martinsville United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lee Alfred Eakin.

Survivors include a son, Jae (Colette) Eakin of Coraopolis, PA and a granddaughter, Brittany Eakin, who is a student at WVU.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third Street, New Martinsville. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at New Martinsville United Methodist Church, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville, with Pastor Melissa Shortridge officiating. Interment in Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to NMUMC, 10 Howard Jeffers Drive, New Martinsville, WV 26155. Sympathy expressions at

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