Louise Shannon, 103
Passed Away: 12/06/2012
Louise Shannon, age 103, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at a local care facility.
Miss Shannon was born on June 14, 1909, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the late Melvin Fletcher and Mary Frances Gillespie Shannon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers. Miss Shannon began her teaching career at Mt. Pleasant School with 10 years of service and then went on to teach 10 years at Benton High School in Nicholson, Georgia. She retired from Banks County Elementary School with 16 years of service. After retirement, she devoted much of her “free” time to crocheting and reading. Miss Shannon was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for a number of years. She also served on the cemetery committee for a number of years.
Survivors include her brother, Marvin Shannon, Forest Park, GA and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia with Dr. Syl Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Homer, Georgia.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Suzanne Ivey, 2331 Highway 51 North, Homer, Georgia 30547 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Those wishing to express online condolences to the Shannon family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in care of Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, Baldwin, Georgia.
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