Mourners Gather To Pay Respects To Slain Georgia Marine Wells

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jul 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:51:03-04

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Mourners gathered in suburban Atlanta to pay respects to a Marine who was fatally shot in attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga.

Visitation for 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells began Friday at the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw and was scheduled to continue Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wells' funeral was set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

Wells was remembered earlier this week during a memorial at Sprayberry High School in Marietta as a friendly and enthusiastic Marine who had been eager to enlist in the military.

Wells attended Sprayberry High School and Georgia Southern University before enlisting. 

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