Benjamin Arnold "Ben" Wells, 49, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Brandon. Visitation was held 5-8 p.m., Thursday at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services were 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in the chapel of McClain Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia with visitation that morning. Interment followed in Spring Hill Cemetery in Neshoba County.

Ben attended Mississippi State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was in the banking industry and he was employed by BancorpSouth at Dogwood. He loved the Neshoba County Fair and never missed a year, but most of all he adored his two girls. Ben was a member of Crossgates United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Gardner Wells; daughters, Sydnee Howard Wells and Gracee Erin Wells all of Pearl; father, Kenneth Earl Wells and three sisters, Cyndi Weldy (David), Kay Salter (Stanley), and Gina Daly. Ben is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Jean Wilkerson Wells.

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