April 19, 2018

Mr. Quinard Shelnutt

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.


  1. Cindy Cammon Williamson says:

    My prayers are with this amazing family. Both Quinard and Earlene are truely wonderful,caring ,loving people. May he rest in peace.

  2. Mart Hyatt says:

    Mr. Shelnutt has a huge extended family and I am fortunate to have many of them as good friends. I am very sorry, but God has given him a GREAT life for the time he was with us. The idea of knowing this helped me with the loss of my grandmother this summer. Although his family will miss him, they also know that God has given him a GREAT LIFE & FAMILY that have been influenced by his beliefs and integrity. I am thinking of all the Shelnutt & Lassiter

    • Mart Hyatt says:

      ****I am thinking of all the Shelnutt & Lasseter family at this time. Bennie, Sue, and their 3 sons, please let me know if there is anything I can do. Mrs Erlene has always been there for us and I pray that she will have the idea that GOD has a better place for Mr. Shelnutt.

  3. Brandi Smith says:

    Mr. Quinard was such a wonderful, loving man. He was never seen without that big smile of his. He will never be forgotten and always thought of, that’s for sure. I am saying many of prayers for this wonderful family during this hard time. I love you all.

    • Arnold Ray Lawson says:

      I have to say every time I think of him it’s followed by great memories of how much I looked up to him as we’ll what a good friend he was to my mom and dad and our family.

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