MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. James Mack Sells, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. James was born in Volney, Va., to the late Wayne and Helen Monk Sells. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty S. Pugh of Volney, and Jerlene Perkins of Castlewood. James served his country in the U.S. Army. He later retired from VDOT with over 35 years of service. He enjoyed being outdoors. Whether it was coon hunting, fishing, or farming, he always found a way to keep busy outside. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, Irene P. Sells of the home; daughter, Jami Sells Mahoney and husband, Ronald, of Kingsport, Tenn.; grandson, Zachary J. Mahoney; granddaughter, Kaitlyn M. Drum and husband, Chris; great-grandchildren, Anna, Aleeah, and Gabriel Drum, all of Kingsport, Tenn.; brothers, Jack Sells of Grant, and Tommy Sells and wife, Teresa, of Volney; several nieces, nephews; and special friends to include, Ernest Lawson and Baker Martin. Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday December 8, 2019, at the Little Wilson UMC Cemetery with Pastor Dwight Sells and his great nephew, Scott Cornett officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by the Grayson County V.F.W. Honor Guard Team. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening, December 7, 2019, from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion is serving the Sells family.

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