Mourners gather to pay respects to slain Georgia Marine

A U.S. Marine walks out of the visitation of Lance Cpl. Skip Wells on Friday, July 24, 2015, in Kennesaw, Ga.

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Mourners are gathering in suburban Atlanta to pay respects to a Marine who was fatally shot in attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga.

Visitation for 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells began Friday at the Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home in Kennesaw and is scheduled to continue Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wells' funeral is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

Wells was remembered earlier this week during a memorial at Sprayberry High School in Marietta as a friendly and enthusiastic Marine who had been eager to enlist in the military.

Wells attended Sprayberry High School and Georgia Southern University before enlisting.

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