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Dean Faulkner Wells

Ghost sighting in Oxford


Each Halloween, historian Jack Lamar Mayfield is asked about ghost stories in Oxford. He spins a few tales for us and suggests books that talk of Oxford ghosts in this week’s Oxford Living. (November 2, 2012, Page 2B)

Gifts that have a long shelf life

For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Writer Dean Faulkner Wells dies at 75

Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, died on Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital -North Mississippi. Visitation will be from 5-8 this evening at the Wells home, 510 S. Lamar Boulevard. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

For memories from Wells’ friends, visit here. (July 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Dean Faulkner Wells 1936-2011

OXFORD TOWN – An Oxford icon, Dean Faulkner Wells, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, just months after her memoir “Every Day By The Sun” published and was featured on the cover of Oxford Town. OT columnist and long time friend of the Wells family, Jim Dees, has gathered photos and passages from interviews and the late author’s’ book to pay tribute to one of Oxford’s favorite daughters who is already greatly missed. Check out the moving tribute on Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (July 28, 2011, Page 5)

Dean Faulkner Wells dies at 75

Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, a writer and editor, died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford surrounded by family and close friends. She had been placed on life support after suffering a stroke.

The niece of Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner, Wells was the last surviving member of the children of William Faulkner and his siblings.

(more…) (July 27, 2011)

Dean Faulkner Wells releases memoir

OXFORD TOWN – Local author Dean Faulkner Wells releases and signs her memoir about growing up Faulkner titled “Every Day By The Sun” on Saturday, March 19, at the Lyric Theater. Authors Franklin, Pendarvis, Durkee, Thompson and others are scheduled read from the book. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about Wells, her new book and her family, the beloved Faulkners of Oxford. (March 18, 2011, Page 7)

Wells takes us back in times with Faulkners, Oxford

Oxford is known for being the home to Ole Miss, the home of many writers and the home of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner. Dean Faulkner Wells, niece of William Faulkner, has written a book that takes a closer look at her uncle, the Faulkner family and the community here where she grew up and lives today, and Editor Don Whitten takes an inside look at Dean Wells and that book, “Every Day by the Sun,” which is being released this month. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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