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Johnie F. Wells

February 15, 1940 ~ December 5, 2019 (age 79)

Obituary

 

On Thursday morning, December 5, 2019, at McCormick Rehabilitation and Healthcare, God in His infinite wisdom visited Mr. Johnie Wells and took him home to live with him. He was born on February 15, 1940 to the late Alexandar and Elmira Wells in McCormick, SC.

Johnie joined St. Charlotte Baptist Church at an early age. He received his education in the McCormick school system and  in 1957 he moved to Adairsville Ga. He loved the people in his community and they loved him. He had a lawn care business and enjoyed cutting grass for people in the town. Each year the Adairsville community held a Great Locomotive festival.  Johnie was the first person to ever cook barbecue at this festival, he cooked each year at this festival until his health failed him. He was known throughout Georgia for his famous barbecue ribs and chicken.

Johnie was preceded in death by his parents Alexandar and Elmira Wells, brothers; James Wells, Alvin Wells, Frankie Wells, sisters Annie Kate Wells, Gaddy Wells and a grandson Quincy Wells.

He leaves to cherish his memories: sons Johnny Davis and Joey Davis of Adairsville, Ga., Johnny (Dorothy) Wells of Douglasville, Ga, Willie Wells of Douglasville, Ga., and  Willie Holloway of McCormick, SC; Daughters  Carol Wells of Douglasville, Ga  and Kathy Sutton of Douglasville, Ga. Brothers; Fred (Peggy) Wells of Lincolnton, Ga.,Milton Wells of McCormick, SC; Sister Lula Crite of Lincolnton, Ga. Grandchildren; Corey Davis, Alexis Hatfield, Alonzo Alexander, Kelley Alexander, Sheena Alexander, Andrew Wells, Jonathan Wells, Steven Wells, David Wells, Evelyn Burch, and Steven Chandler. Two sister in laws Pearl Wells of Calhoun Falls, SC and Virggle Wells of Stone Mountain Ga.

Johnie also leaves behind a very special niece Annie Wells and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends who love him and will miss him dearly.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 14, 2019

12:00 PM
Andrew Wardlaw Funeral Home
610 West Gold St.
McCormick, SC 29835

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