Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 3, 2013

Mary “Louise” Wellman - 1935-2013

BRANDON, FL — Mary “Louise” O’Bryan Wellman, 78, of Brandon, Fla., passed away on July 17, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

Louise was born in Catlettsburg, on Feb. 24, 1935, to the late James W. and Emma Jackson O’Bryan.

After getting married, she moved to Ohio in 1964 and spent many years living in Vermilion. She and her husband moved to Florida in 1988. She was a member of Bethlehem United Baptist Church in Kenova, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul “Douglass” Wellman in 2004, after 40 years of marriage.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Williams; and granddaughter, Marissa Williams, both of Valrico, Fla.; she also leaves behind three sisters, Dorothy Smith of Prestonsburg, Betty Kazee of Catlettsburg and Callie Wooten of Albany, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were four brothers, Jesse O’Bryan, James O’Bryan, Jack O’Bryan and John O’Bryan.

The funeral services were conducted at Morgan Funeral Home in New Port Richey, Fla. Burial followed in The Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.

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