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Johnnie Cecil Shope, 81

Passed Away: 06/13/2012

Johnnie Cecil Shope, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Minister Larry Wight will officiate. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Shope was born April 26, 1931 in Dahlonega, Georgia to the late Miles Wrestel Shope and Annie Sue Byers Shope. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Burlington Industries and Motion Industries. Johnnie was a member of Dawsonville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was preceded in death by his parents and four of his brothers, J. D. Shope, Hoyt Shope, Willie Shope and Leon Shope.

Mr. Shope is survived by his wife of 54 years, Peggy Sue Shope of Gainesville, daughters & sons-in-laws, Gayle & Johnnie Vickers of Oakwood, Vicki & Chris Baker of Gainesville and Paitra & Brian Smith of Gainesville, sisters, Irene Anderson, Betty Collins, Bernice Payne, Martha Chastain and Robbie Wilson, brothers, Jim Shope, Clarence Shope and Henry Shope, granddaughters, Susan Vickers and Kristen Vickers, grandsons, Brock Manning and Chad Manning and a number of nieces & nephews.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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