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Bernelle Wells Carlton

Dec. 16, 1926 – Jan. 27, 2024

Long time Shafter resident Bernelle Wells Carlton was called home by her Lord and Savior on Jan. 27, 2024. She was 97 years old. Bernelle was born on Dec. 16, 1926 in Alexander, Ark., to James and Ethel Thompson. She was the sixth of 11 children.

Bernelle is survived by her four children, Betty (Gene) White, Larry Wells, Russell (Mary) Wells and Andrea (Martin) Affentranger, 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Ted Thompson is her one surviving sibling.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, JC Wells and Charlie Carlton, and many other family members.

Bernelle was active in the Shafter community and a kind and caring person who touched the lives of the many who knew her. A devoted Christian first, and a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at 1 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church, 250 Kern St., Shafter. Interment will follow the service at Shafter Memorial Park. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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