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“Iam so sorry to hear about your loss if there is anything me and my family could do for you please let us know he was such a nice young man i enjoyed...Read More »
1 of 51 | Posted by: Vanna - Clyde, NC - friend

“Debbie, Gary, Andrew and family, Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. May God hold you close and help...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Brad and Sally Morgan - Canton, NC

“Gary - I've always enjoyed hearing about your sons and now I am sorry for your unfathomable loss. You and your family are in my thoughts. ”
3 of 51 | Posted by: Dana Jones - Greenville, SC

“Dear Gary and Debbie, Andrew, Zene and Janot, and all of your close family members -- I just read of Aaron's passing today, and my heart goes out...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Sandra Wells Shigeno - NC

“Debbie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Memories will help you in the days ahead. ”
5 of 51 | Posted by: David & Teresa Chason

“Keep remembering a smiling boy with his mouthpiece stuffed with bubblegum. Praying that God gives peace, much love and prayers from our family to...Read More »
6 of 51 | Posted by: Valerie Kuykendall - Canton, NC

“Gary and Debbie, There are never the right words for a time like this, just know my prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 51 | Posted by: Cathy Yates Allen - Canton, NC

“Debbie, Gary, and Andrew, So very sorry for your loss. Unimaginable. Love in Christ, Keturah and family ”
8 of 51 | Posted by: Keturah Russell Buchanan - Canton, NC

“Gary, Debbie and family, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Just lean on Jesus for comfort...Read More »
9 of 51 | Posted by: Hilda Long - Canton, NC

“Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. I have many fond memories of Aaron, his smile, and the many talks you and I had...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Harriet Worsham - Canton, NC

“My heart breaks for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys ”
11 of 51 | Posted by: Maria Miller - Canton, NC

“Gary and Family, Thinking of you in your sorrow and praying for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. You have my deepest sympathy on...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Candace East - Black Mountain, NC

“Gary, Debbie and Andrew,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God hold you all close and give you peace and comfort. We...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Perry and Della Brindley - Canton, NC

“Aaron was a wonderful young man who I had the pleasure of knowing and working with in the classroom at Pisgah. I shall never forget his infectious...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Dawn Hyatt - Canton, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Aaron will be missed by many. ”
15 of 51 | Posted by: Brittany Butler - Maryville, TN

“Debbie & Family, My love & prayers are with you.I pray God will comfort each of you now & the days ahead.Always remember God will not leave you...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Beth Twiss - Canton, NC

“May God strengthen and comfort you and shower you with His peace as He leads you through this valley. I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie Warren - Waynesville, NC

“Gary, Debbie and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wanda Rogers and Family...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Wanda Rogers - Canton, NC

“to the wells family, we are so sorry for your loss. we went to church with ya'll when your boys were little, they were always so cute and well...Read More »
19 of 51 | Posted by: sandra henson - waynesville, NC

“So sorry to hear of Aaron's passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers. May GOD hold you so that the pain eases. Michael Burnette ”
20 of 51 | Posted by: Michael Burnette - Kernersville, NC

“I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts an prayers are with your family. ”
21 of 51 | Posted by: Debra Hyatt - Candler, NC

“our thoughts and prayers for you and your family in this time of need. ”
22 of 51 | Posted by: william and kim burnette - canton, NC

“Gary,Debbie,Andrew and family. My heart is broken. I know nothing I can say can make your pain go away. Aaron and Cody had some good times together...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: SHERI DIXON-HENSON - Canton, NC

“Gary and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
24 of 51 | Posted by: Melanie Jackson - Candler, NC

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of Aaron's family. He was a great young man and he will be missed by all who knew him. ”
25 of 51 | Posted by: Anita Clark

“I will truly miss the youngster I had in Vacation Bible School and the amazing young man he became. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Deb, and...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie Kinsland - canton, NC

“No one, even those with the very best of intentions, can ever provide you with words that will ease the ache in your soul and the void in your heart...Read More »
27 of 51 | Posted by: Chris Poe - Syracuse, UT - Friend

“Knowing Aaron and Loving him were synonymous. He brought joy, laughter and love to everyone he was around. I have the fondest memories of him. My...Read More »
28 of 51 | Posted by: Lisa Cahillane - Mountain View, CA

“Gary, Debbie and family, Words cannot express our sorrow at your loss. Please know that we love you and are praying for all the family. ”
29 of 51 | Posted by: Larry and Hilda Keener - Canton, NC

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's Family. Words can not express our true feelings. We will always remember Pisgah Cross...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Michael & Cindy Smathers

“We are thinking of you at this time. May the blessed Lord hold you each close and give you the comfort that only He can do. I pray He will hold you...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Terry & Juanita Trull - NC

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
32 of 51 | Posted by: Jimmy and DeAna Flynn - Canton, NC

“A great guy who will be missed. My thoughts are with Aaron's family and everyone who loved him. ”
33 of 51 | Posted by: Debra Harris - Richlands, NC

“A memorial donation was made today to Operation Helmet in Aaron's precious memory ”
34 of 51 | Posted by: LaVera Meaders - Montgomery, TX

“Aaron and our grandson Justin Cooper Meaders served together in Iraq. Aarom made a beautiful flag box to thank Operatin Helmet for outfitting his...Read More »
35 of 51 | Posted by: Doc Bob and LaVera Meaders - TX

“My deepest sympathy to all of Aaron's loved ones. ”
36 of 51 | Posted by: Juanita Dixon

“My prayers are with you! ”
37 of 51 | Posted by: Jeb Clark - Canton, NC - Friend

“Our prayers are with you Debi. May God bless your family with abiding faith, and his ever-lasting hope for truth and understanding in this most dire...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: The Houston's - Waynesville, NC

“Gary and Debbie,Our hearts are so saddened to hear of Aaron's death. May you feel prayers of comfort and know that we are thinking of you guys. ...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: Tom and Lynn Freeman - NC

“I am sorry to hear of Aarons passing. I attended high school with him and although we didn't have many classes together or know each other very well...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Jared Riddle and Family - Canton, NC

“I was so saddened to hear of Aarons passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during what I know is a very difficult time. ”
41 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Dixon-Owen - Waynesville, NC

“Gary & Debbie We are so heartbroken for your loss. Words are so inadequate at a time like this but please know you are in our hearts and we pray...Read More »
42 of 51 | Posted by: Jeff & April wise - Candler, NC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Aaron's family today and always. We pray that God brings you comfort and strength during this time and for the days...Read More »
43 of 51 | Posted by: Dan & Mae Heichel - Jacksonville, NC

44 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Ruth Conner-Messer - Canton, NC

“Your parents will miss you so very much. I am honored to have met you. Thank you for serving our country in your short time in this world. We are ALL...Read More »
45 of 51 | Posted by: Richard Mihalik - Fletcher, NC

“To all of Aaron's family and friends: I am so sad to hear of Aaron's death. I enjoyed him so much at Pisgah the short time I had him in class. He...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Kendra Medford - Lake Junaluska, NC

47 of 51 | Posted by: betty jo ruff - waynesville, NC

“Thoughts and prayers for the family. Aaron will be missed by all. I knew him through my sister Lynn Holt. He always had a smile on his face and made...Read More »
48 of 51 | Posted by: Susan Holt - Canton

“Gary, Deborah and family, We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious son. We pray that God wraps his arms around you all and brings...Read More »
49 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Edwards and Cody Edwards - NC

“I am praying for Gary and Debbie. I hope you both can find comfort in each other in your deepest time of need. May the Lord bless you with some peace. ”
50 of 51 | Posted by: Ruth Koon - Arden, NC

“Debbie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you as only He can. Tim and Linda Rhinehart ”
51 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Rhinehart

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"With Love"
Canton-Aaron Blake Wells age 27 of Canton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, January 14, 2013, at Medwest-Haywood. Aaron was born on December 18, 1985, to Gary and Deborah Davis Wells. Aaron was a unique, artistic, and very outgoing individual. He never met a stranger and was known as a gallant young man. Aaron participated for three out of four years with the Pisgah track team in the state championships. He was also an avid outdoorsman. Aaron served his country honorably as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served two deployments in Iraq as a combat engineer. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, two Sea Deployment Ribbons, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, two Certificates of Appreciation, a Certificate of Commendation, a Letter of Appreciation, the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge, and the Pistol Sharpshooter Badge.
Aaron was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Bula Davis.
Left to cherish his legacy are his parents Gary and Deborah Wells; one brother, Andrew Wells (Audrey); one nephew, Lucas; paternal grandparents, Zene and Janot Wells; one aunt Lynn Davis Lahm (Richard); two uncles, David Wells (Freda) and Brian Wells; four cousins, Charles and Wesley Wells, Kristen and Kaitlyn Lahm; his faithful friend Harley; and his extended family and friends throughout the world.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Reverend Doctor Roy Kilby officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Community Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be his "closest friends and brothers in arms". The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2013, at the funeral home and at other times at the residence.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to Operation Helmet at to help protect our heroes serving our country.
The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the Haywood County EMS.
Garrett Funerals and Cremations is honored to be serving the Wells family.