Mr. Quinard Lee Shelnutt, 77, of Franklin, passed away surrounded by family and friends Sunday, October 07, 2012.
Funeral services for Mr. Shelnutt were conducted on Tuesday October 9, 2012, at 2pm at the Franklin Church of God. Reverend’s Noel Forrester, Evett Guyton, and Luther Raines officiated.
The interment was held at the Heard County Memorial Gardens. Music was provided by Nickie Lasseter, and Sunshine Bussey.
Those serving as pallbearers were Shane Lasseter, Shea Lasseter, Brian Lasseter, Kevin Raines, Jimmy Head, and Marty Shumake.
Mr. Shelnutt was born on January 22, 1935 in Franklin where he began his life-long journey as a Heard County resident.
He married the love of his life Erlene Holloway on March 29th in 1957. They were fortunate enough to share fifty-five wonderful years together.
He started working at West Point Dunson Mill in Lagrange, Georgia at the age of sixteen and would remain there for fifty years. He was a Charter member of the Franklin Church of God.
He was most known for his smile and his favorite hobby of buying, selling and trading. He lived by the motto “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”.
Survivor’s are his wife Erlene Holloway Shelnutt, sister Margret Shumake (Delma) of Roopville, daughters Sherrie Kagey (Ken) of Franklin, Sue Lasseter (Benny) of Franklin, grandchildren Kevin Raines, Jessica Gilland (Brandon), Shane Lasseter (Nickie), Shea Lasseter (Ashley), Brian Lasseter, great-grandchildren Kolten Raines, Maxwell and Major Lasseter, Tyler and Makenlie Lasseter. Numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther F. & Mattie Bell Grant Shelnutt, brother L. F “Sonny” Shelnutt, and his sister Barbara Ann Shelnutt.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin,GA is in charge of the arrangements.