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Mr. Albert E. "Gene" Wells
Retired Probate Judge

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Albert E. "Gene" Wells, 70, of Thomson, entered into rest Thursday March 13, 2008, at University Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Betty H. Wells and was married to the late Reesie Wells for 43 years.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2008, at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating.

Pallbearers were members of the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Wells was born in Marianna, Fla., and was the son of the late Dewey Wells and the late Norma Sasser Wells. He attended Florida University and served in the U.S. Marines. Mr. Wells worked as a Law and Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Department of Customs and Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. He worked as a deputy and investigator for McDuffie County Sheriff's Department for several years and served as McDuffie County Probate Judge for 18 years. Mr. Wells served as a bailiff for Warren and McDuffie Counties. He was also a member of Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife: Betty H. Wells, Thomson; sons: Tom Wells and his wife, Krista, Thomson, Steve Wells and his wife, Tracy, Dearing; brother: Donald Wells, Dothan, Ala.; grandchildren: Hollis, Brittany, Kate, Tommy and Victoria Wells.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association Memorials.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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