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IN MEMORIAM
Irene Wells, Bluff City, Tennessee First Elected Woman Mayor and First Black Woman Mayor In Tennessee Passes at 77

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Irene Wells, Bluff City, Tennessee First Elected Woman Mayor and First Black Woman Mayor In Tennessee Passes at 77
By Rev. Roger Mills, AHERN Publisher - December 18, 2021

BLUFF CITY, TN– The Honorable Irene Elizabeth Wells, Mayor of Bluff City, TN pass on December 14, 2021 at 77 from pneumonia complications at Ballad Bristol Regional Medical Center Bristol, TN.

She was elected mayor in 2011 and took over city manager duties in 2015. Before that, Wells had served as an alderwoman.

Services were held for Mayor Wells on December 19, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Bluff City. Mayor Wells was laid to rest at East Tennessee Cemetery in Blountville, TN.

The Wells family was service by R. A. Clark Funeral Service in Bristol, TN.

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