John Wesley

Mr. John Wesley Fulton

It is with profound sorrow we announce the death of one of our pillars of Caswell County, Mr. John Wesley Fulton age 93 of 73 East Main Street, Yanceyville, North Carolina; who went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday morning, February 22, 2022 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina.
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John Wesley, 1928 – 2022

John Wesley, the New York-based painter with connections to Texas, died February 10, 2022 at the age of 93. Known for its flat, graphic style featuring a pastel palette of pinks, blues, and greens, Mr. Wesley’s work was unique and did not fit tidily into the categories often used to define art. Though sometimes grouped with the Pop Art or Minimalist movements, Mr. Wesley felt both terms were reductive. Though the style of his work shares similarities with both Pop Art and Minimalism, its content might best be described as surreal. Many of Mr. Wesley’s paintings took on dream-like themes and incorporated unexpected juxtapositions; he may be best known for his eroticized images of female nudes.
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John Wesley, Painter of Pop-Inflected Paintings with a Bite, Dies at 93

John Wesley, a painter whose bizarre, beguiling figurations were shot through with eros and anxiety, has died at 93. According to his longtime New York gallery Fredericks & Freiser, the artist died on Thursday morning. “He was an elegant, kind, and funny man who will be greatly missed,” the gallery wrote in a statement posted to social media. Wesley’s paintings feature visions based on images scene in mass media that he copied and then modified until they fit his preferred graphic style. Because his subject matter drew from pictures seen in publications, some critics lumped Wesley in with the Pop artists of...
Boston Globe

John Wesley, an artist who couldn’t be pinned down, dies at 93

John Wesley, a painter of flat, cartoonish figures that seemed to spring not from the well of pop art but from some deeper, stranger reservoir of the American unconscious inhabited by floating babies, rubbery nudes, and hapless comic-strip husband Dagwood Bumstead, died Thursday at his home in New York City. He was 93.

John Wesley (1928–2022)

Artist John Wesley, whose work eludes description even as he drew from Pop, Minimalism, and Surrealism, died February 10 at his home in New York at the age of ninety-three. The first major public report of his death was issued in the New York Times. During the course of a career that spanned five decades, Wesley became known for paintings that placed popular, clean-cut comic-strip characters—such as Dagwood and Blondie or Dennis the Menace—in decidedly unwholesome situations. Tinged with sexuality and despair or evoking violence, these darkly humorous scenarios addressed the terror and mundanity attending everyday life. “His art captures a distinctly American sadism that is as compelling as it is unsettling,” wrote Catherine Taft in Artforum in 2015. “We are shown that man is the animal most capable of an artful cruelty.”
Statesboro Herald

Obituary - Mr. John Wesley Bowen Sr.

KATHLEEN, Ga. -- Mr. John Wesley Bowen Sr., age 74, died Friday, February 4, 2022, at Pine Point Hospice in Macon, Georgia. The Metter, Ga., native was raised in the Portal area of Bulloch County. John graduated from Portal High School in 1965. Following his graduation, John attended Georgia Southern...
Victoria Advocate

Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.13:13-14; quote by John Wesley

Isaiah Isa.13:13-14 Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth. John Wesley (1703-1791) was a British...
Franklin Favorite

John Wesley “JW” Grace

John Wesley “JW” Grace, age 97, of Franklin, died Friday, January 28, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, January 31 at Crafton Funeral Home with burial in Tyree Chapel Cemetery. Military Honors were conducted by the Simpson County Honor Guard.
Johnson City Press

John Wesley Spears

BRISTOL, VA - John Wesley Spears, age 71, of Bristol, Virginia passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. John was born in Kingsport, Tennessee on July 29, 1950 to the late Peco and Mary Helen Spears. John was a loving husband, father, and brother. He loved his...

John Wesley ‘Jay’ Dyer

Muldrow – Funeral service for John Wesley “Jay” Dyer, 83, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Muldrow. Services and cremation were under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc. Mr. Dyer was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Santa...
Statesboro Herald

Obituary - Rev. John Wesley Hunter Sr.

STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Rev. John Wesley Hunter Sr., age 64, departed this life Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center. John W. Hunter Sr. was born on June 2, 1957, to Virginia Hunter McCrae and the late Eddie Wright in Sylvania, Georgia. He was a...
Cape May County Herald


HEATON, JOHN WESLEY ("Jack"), 76, of Clermont, November 6, 2021. He was a member of Our Lady of the Angels, Cape May Court House. To plant a tree in memory of JOHN HEATON as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
Victoria Advocate

John Wesley United Methodist Church to host Angels and More Craft Show

John Wesley United Methodist Church will host its Angels and More Craft Show outdoors 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the church, 8300 Zac Lentz Parkway in Victoria, according to a news release. Handmade items will include woodworking as well as Christmas gifts and jewelry. The Sweet Shop...
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Davidson, John Wesley

67, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at his loving home in Vardaman. John Wesley Davidson was born to his late parents, Wesley Floyd Davidson and Ozella Norton-Davidson, on March 5, 1954 in Houston. Mr. John Wesley Davidson is survived by his wife, Ruby Lee Davidson of 23 years, of Vardaman. Two daughters; Angela Stewart of Kansas City, MS and Stephanie Minor of North Chicago, Ill. Two sons; Detric Mayes and Amos Mayes, Jr. both of Houston, Texas. There are seven grandchildren; Kos Mosley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mark Minor, Jr. of Jefferson City, Missouri, Shamarkia Minor of North Dakota, Briana Minor of North Chicago, Illinois, Deshundrick Mayes of Greenville, MS, Travonte Hollins of Memphis, Tennessee, Jeterrious Randle of Una, MS, and also five great grandchildren. The visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at Williams Memorial. Face masks are required. The graveside service will be Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Vardaman Cemetery with Rev. William Harper officiating. Please wear your face masks and social distance. Williams Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

John Wesley UMC To Dedicate New Steinway Piano With Musical Celebration

The greater Falmouth community is invited to join the members of John Wesley United Methodist Church in celebrating the rich musical heritage of the church on Friday, October 29, at 7 PM. The church’s new Steinway concert grand piano will be the featured instrument and will be dedicated during the...

John Wesley “Johnny” Redding, 1940–2021

John Wesley “Johnny” Redding, age 80, of Floydada, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 3, 2021. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Lakeview Cemetery in Floyd County, Texas. Visitation will be prior to the funeral from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Moore-Rose Funeral Home. Lunch will be at 11:00 a.m. at the Wayne Russell RV Pavilion. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.