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Marie Wells (10-16-15) service 10-19-15

Lois Marie Rickman Essary Wells, age 83, of Milledgeville, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 16, at her home.
She was born Oct. 4, 1932, at Milledgeville, the daughter of the late Walter R. and Sallie D. Burns Rickman. She graduated from Adamsville High School in 1950. She married Carlos Essary and they made their home at Milledgeville where they farmed. She worked at Garan Mfg. and later Bridges Supermarket and Café and also worked as a substitute Postal worker all while she continued to work in their farming business.
She was a longtime member of Milledgeville Methodist Church and was active in the community.
Mr. Essary died in Jan. 1989. She later married Claiborne Wells and he preceded her in death.  
Mrs. Wells is survived by two sons, Ricky Essary and wife Brenda of Milledgeville and Rusty Essary of Milledgeville and a daughter, Vickie Smith and husband Billy of Savannah; a step daughter, Lynn Maness of Adamsville; six grandchildren, Brandy Cherry (Jason), Brad Freeman, Crystal Hunt (Brandon), Blake Freeman, Kevin Essary (Megan) and Trenton Essary; two stepgrandchildren, Kevin Maness and Leslie Maness and five great-grandchildren, Sydney Marie Cherry, Bristol Cherry, Cooper Essary, Case Ethan Hunt and Maddox Freeman; and two brothers, Harold Rickman of Bolivar and Jerry Dean Rickman of Adamsville.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Otis Rickman, Roy Rickman, Carl Rickman, Gene Rickman; and three sisters, Beatrice Hughes, Grace Spencer and Dorothy Bridges.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 19, at Milledgeville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Dyer and Rev. Jim Griffith officiating. Burial followed at Milledgeville Cemetery.
Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors–Casey Chapel, Henderson, Tennessee.

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