Atha Lee Vestel Sells


Atha Lee Vestel Sells, 95, born Feb. 27-1925, departed this old world traveling on to her heavenly home on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Atha was born to the late Ernest and Sarah Dixon Vestel. She was preceded in death by her sisters: Hazel Ruth Brown, Bessie Dean Vestel and Betty Van John; and her devoted husband, Wallace Jack Sells.

Atha is survived by her son, Wallace Jack Sells Jr. (and his family of Trenton, Ga.); and her daughter, Sarah Jill Campbell (and her family of Cleveland). Atha has four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Atha graduated from the University of Georgia in 1948. She taught in the Dade County School system. As an educator, she was always trying to motivate everyone around her to stay busy learning and working. She would say it keeps you out of trouble and it keeps your mind off of your troubles. So keep up the good work and stay busy!

She was known as the Tree Lady of Dade County, Ga., receiving numerous awards and thanks for her volunteerism. She would say many times her home of Dade County, Ga., was such a beautiful place to live, and she was very grateful to call it home.

As the wife of a hard-working farmer, Wallace Jack Sells, she had many responsibilities. She liked growing a garden and tending to her flowers, and she found joy in arranging flowers. Her arrangements were highly prized at flower shows; much appreciated at church and other occasions; and always loved by friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please help with projects concerning your beautiful communities. Atha would have loved your volunteerism.

A graveside service will be held at the Sells Family Cemetery on the Sells Farm in Trenton, Ga., as she requested.
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, a graveside ceremony will be announced at a later time.
Arrangements were made by Companion funeral Home.


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