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Mary "Mae" Roslyn Wells Marlowe
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Obituary for Mary "Mae" Roslyn Wells Marlowe

Mary Roslyn Wells Marlowe, “Mae” as she was affectionately known, oldest daughter of the late James A. Wells and Effie Kendrick Wells, passed to her heavenly home Friday, November 3, 2017. She died peacefully at her home in Swansonville, Va. Mary, who was born January 16, 1925, was the widow of H.L. Marlowe, who preceded her in death in 1992. Mary was basically a home-loving lady; however, she was employed many years with Corning Glass.

Mary lived her entire life in the Callands and Swansonville communities. She was a lifetime member of County Line Christian Church and was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. Mary loved her family, neighbors, and friends, and she befriended them with her home cooking, especially her famous potato salad and pies.

Mary is survived by her two children Terry D. Marlowe (Pebbles) of Chatham, Va., and Linda Ann Shumate of Danville, Va.; her special grandson, Keith Marlowe, who spent much of his life with her, helping take care of her; and two great-grandchildren, Belle Lawson and Gage Marlowe; and four step great-grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She is further survived by three sisters, Virginia Herndon (Lindy) and Elma Herndon, all of Danville, and Nadeen Tyler (Doug) of Rustburg, Va.; two brothers, Jack Wells (Faye) and George Wells, all of Danville; as well as a special sister-in-law, Callie Marlowe Wells of Callands.

She was predeceased by her sister, Ruby Wells Burge; and five brothers, Hassell, James, Emmett, Harold and Dennis Wells.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to Melissa Marlowe for all her loving care in “Granny’s” last days.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 6, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at County Line Christian Church, 12711 Chatham Road, Axton, VA 24054.

Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the County Line Christian Church cemetery with Minister Dean Ashby officiating.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon Chapel, 3995 Franklin Tpke., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Marlowe family. Online condolences may be made at

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
County Line Christian Church

12711 Chatham Road
Axton, VA 24054

Graveside Service




12:15 PM
County Line Christian Church Cemetery

12711 Chatham Rd
Axton, VA 24054


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