James E. Wells, 71, of Calwood, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013, at his home. He was born May 8, 1942, in Illinois, the son of the late Delbert and Lucy Wells. James worked as a welder for D & J Tools in Auxvasse. He is survived by three brothers, Harold Wells, Kenny Wells, and Tommy Wells; sisters, Dorothy Hoffman, and Patty Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, William (Bill) Wells. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Maupin Funeral Home with Brother Larry Paris officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Mo. 65251. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.