To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, nominees must have served the Lions Club honorably, faithfully, and with due diligence, for at least 10 years. The two inductees from Jones County had no problem meeting those requirements.
Jones County Lions presented plaques to the families of the inductees, the late Robert Wells and the late H. Grady Tyler, at their Sept. 13 meeting.
The contributions of these two men enabled the club to serve the Jones County community in providing eyeglasses, eye exams, eye surgeries, and hearing aids for those who cannot afford them, and assisting with access to the Leader Dog program, helping to establish the Camp for the Blind, as well as supporting the Atlanta Lighthouse. All of those efforts are ongoing.
Lions President Marshall Flewellyn presented the Hall of Fame plaque first to Margaret Wells on behalf of her husband. Lion Nancy Pace read the text of Wells’ nomination to the club.
The Lions Club of Jones County was chartered in January of 1968 by Robert Wells and 26 other members. Wells was elected secretary of the club and served in that capacity for 20 years, excluding the time he spent as president in 1971.
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