December 4, 2020

Friday accident claims life of local father

(Carroll County, GA) — A Heard County man died late Friday as a result of injuries he sustained during a single-vehicle accident in southern Carroll County Friday.

Josh Shelnutt

Josh Shelnutt

Josh Shelnutt, age 37, was a father of two young girls and attended Heard County schools with the Class of 1998.

According to a report by the Georgia State Patrol, Shelnutt failed to maintain his lane while traveling westbound on HWY 5 just east of the Shiloh Church Road intersection.

The accident occurred around 6:00 AM Friday morning.

Reports indicate Shelnutt’s 2004 Chevrolet Colorado traveled approximately 200 feet before striking several trees and an embankment.

He was airlifted to Grady Hospital in Atlanta where he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

Funeral services for Josh Shelnutt will take place Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM in the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home in Franklin. The family will accept guests two hours prior to the service.


  1. so sorry to hear of your loss

  2. Jennifer says

    My condolences and prayers for the children and family

  3. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family. He will be missed by many and remembered by all who new him.

  4. Ayden Richards says

    Im sorry for your loss

  5. Yvonne Kilgore Morris says

    So sorry praying for family and friends

  6. Molly Byrd says

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Holly Stubbs says

    Love ya Otis…catch ya on the flip side…

  8. Lisa Quinn Sixta says

    So sorry for the loss to family and friends. May God lift your heart in this trying time. Prayers from Yuma,AZ.

  9. Prayers for family so sorry for your loss

  10. Sending orayers

  11. I’m so sorry to hear this… I will be praying for the family…

  12. Mart Hyatt says

    An old saying – “The Good Die Young” seems fitting because this community has lost far too many people in the prime of their lives. RIP Otis!!!

  13. Gone but never forgotten love ya Josh

  14. Rest Easy Man! I don’t know you and even though you lived in Carrol/Heard County and I live in Troup County I still feel the pain of what your family and friends are going through. And I couldn’t begin to imagine the pain that your two little girls are going through right about now losing their hero. I would be absolutely lost and wouldn’t even know what I would do if I didn’t have my daddy by my side every single day. Rest In Peace Brother! You can rest easy now! Maybe one day we can meet up and have a cold one up in Heaven! Just maybe! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜ͺπŸ™πŸ»

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