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Originally published: 2012-10-22 14:31:30
Last modified: 2012-10-22 14:31:30

Gary Ralph Sells

Gary Ralph Sells, 56, of Linville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

Sells was born on Sept. 25, 1956, in Livingston, Tenn., to the late Robert Sells and Maple Daniels Sells.

A lifelong resident of Avery County, Sells worked in the local construction field after owning Sells Tree Service for many years. He was an avid outdoors man who thoroughly enjoyed camping, fishing and hiking. He always took the most joy in spending quality time with his many friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Greg Sells and wife, Natasha, Kyle Sells, and Nicole Page and her husband John; six grandchildren, Sydney, Taylor, J. J., Tyler, Christopher and Jada; two sisters, Cathy Benfield and Pamela Sells; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the chapel of Reins-Sturdivant with Dr. Ken Harper officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sells Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 670, Newland, N.C. 28657.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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