American Veteran 08

Dean Wells

January 5, 1946 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 74)

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Gum Branch – Daniel Dean Wells, 74, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home under the care of his family and GHC Hospice.  The native and lifelong resident of Liberty County had worked as a diesel mechanic most of his life but had a talent for repairing anything if it was broken.  He was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the National Guard.  He was a member of Gum Branch Baptist Church and preceded in death by his parents, Alvin, Sr. and Marie Sikes Wells and siblings, Avis Wisner, and Jiley Wells.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-five years, Margie Shuman Wells of Gum Branch; daughter, Becky Wells of Gum Branch; sons, Bobby Wells and Terry Wells of Gum Branch; sister, Kay Greene of Hinesville; brothers, A. G. Wells of Gum Branch and Wyman Wells of Richmond Hill;  five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 31 at 2 PM at Gum Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Gabe Gill officiating.  Burial will follow in the Joe Deal Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 30 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home chapel.

Active pallbearers will be Carson Wells, Daniel Wells, Jim DeLoach, Joey DeLoach, Sean Morrison, and Josh Wells.

Remembrances are suggested to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or at

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Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.

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December 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gum Branch Baptist Church

Funeral Service
December 31, 2020

2:00 PM
Gum Branch Baptist Church

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