Fairy T. Wells


Fairy Resa Thompson Wells, was born on June 28, 1914, to parents, John Thomas Thompson, Jr. and Mary Elma Carter Thompson at Nickel, Gonzalez County Texas. She accepted the Lord as Savior at the age of 10 and became a member of Old Moulton Baptist Church in July, 1924 in Revival. She is a current member of First Baptist Church in Kenedy, Texas. Fairy graduated from Nickel High School in Gonzales County. Later, she attended Southwest Texas State Sub College, where she received a Teacher’s Certificate. She transferred after one year at Southwest Texas to Sul Ross State University in Alpine where she received her B.S. and M.A. Degrees. She was married to Alvan N. Wells for twenty five years. She taught 37 years in Texas schools; five years in Nickel, Gonzales County; three years in Tueleta, Bee County; two years at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy; 27 years in the Kenedy Independent School District. She was a life member of the Texas State Teachers Association, a life member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, a life member of Sul Ross Ex-Student Association, a life member of the VFW Auxiliary 6282, and the Aletheian Study Club, and Kappa Delta Phi. Fairy was active in her church and community and always enjoyed hearing from her former students and parents. She thoroughly enjoyed her retirement. She traveled; she participated in church and civic events; and also various social activities. One of Fairy’s greatest joys was being called “Granny Fairy” by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed their visits. She is preceded in death by her parents, John T. Thompson, Jr. and Mary Elma Thompson; one sister, Mary Ann Cook, two brothers, John T. Thompson, III and Thomas Carter Thompson; a son, Alvan N. Wells, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Dylan Travis Haynes and a dear friend Alvin Kaiser. She is survived by her daughter and husband Kathy and Raymond Haynes, Granbury, Texas and special friend, Kathlene Kaiser Mikkelson of Georgetown, Texas; grandsons, Russell and Dawn Haynes of Chandler, Arizona and Ronald and Misty Haynes of Lima, Peru; granddaughter, Valerie Wells Bracchi; great grandchildren, Luke Kelly Horner, Jaxon Dylan Haynes, McKallie Mae Haynes, Jacob Arthur Struck, Lillian Olivia Haynes, Lola Kate Haynes, Kingston Bryant Haynes.  Family Visitation will be held Thursday, September 15 from 1PM to 2PM at the First Baptist Church with Services begining at 2PM at the First Baptist Church in Kenedy, TX.