Janice Faith Ouzts Wells, 78, widow of Thomas Nicholas (Nickey) Wells, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Saluda Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Saluda County, SC on October 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Theodore and Nellie Mae O. Ouzts. Janice was the youngest of ten children who was reared in Kirksey and then became a long-time resident of Ninety-Six.
Mrs. Wells was a devoted wife to her husband for 40 years as we as a loving mother and grandmother with a focus on faith, family and friendships. A 1958 graduate of Greenwood High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce, Janice retired from Warner-Lambert, a longtime volunteer of Self Regional Medical Center and was a member of Trinity Baptist Tabernacle.
Surviving are her sons, Timothy R. (Tim) Wells and his wife Sissy of Waterloo and Eric Bruce Wells of Ninety Six; a grandson, Justin Wells of Ninety Six as well as brother, F. Wayne Ouzts of Greenwood and Phillip A. Ouzts of Winter Park, FL.
Mrs. Wells was predeceased by her husband and her sisters, Lois O. Hawkins, Mary O. Corley, Dorothy O. Bryant and Naomi O. Wells and brothers, Jack E. Ouzts, J. Ray Ouzts and Charlie T. Ouzts, Jr.
Funeral services and a celebration of life will be conducted at 2PM Wednesday at the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randy Ouzts officiating. The family will receive friends at Blyth Funeral Home from 1PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of the Saluda Nursing and Rehab Center who provided loving and compassionate care for Mrs. Wells.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Tabernacle Church, 910 Sweetwater Rd., Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences, visit www.blythfuenralhome.com
Bluth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Wells family.