December 5, 2020

Mrs. Joann Shelnutt

JoannMrs. Joann Dean Shelnutt, age 73 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Friday, June 5, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelnutt will be conducted on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Doug Bingham and Mark Williams officiating. The interment will follow in the Centralhatchee Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive guests at the funeral home Saturday evening, June 6, 2015 from 6-8 P.M.

Mrs. Shelnutt was born in Franklin, Georgia on August 27, 1941, the daughter of the late Ruby Shelnutt Dean and Hugh Dean. She was a member of the Franklin First Baptist Church.

Before her retirement she was employed by the Colonial Guests House where she was loved and respected by all of her co-workers and patients. She was an excellent cook and was especially known for her delicious cakes.

Mrs. Joann did not have many spare minutes because of her tremendous work ethic, but when she did take a few leisure moments she loved to watch, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Judge Judy”, and “Family Feud”.

She married the love of her life, Odell Shelnutt when she was only fourteen years old and they would have soon celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. She was also a devoted mother. All who knew her will miss her greatly.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Odell Shelnutt of Franklin, GA.; one son, Mike Shelnutt (Cindy) of Carrollton, GA.; one daughter, Katrina Billingsley (Daryl) of Franklin, GA.; two special nieces, Janice McCormick and Kathy Walker both of Franklin, GA.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by two beloved sons, Steven and Odell Shelnutt, Jr.; two sisters, Kathrine Hill and Christine Thrower; and one brother, Bonnie Dean.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.




  1. Wanda payton says

    I am so sorry my prayers are with yall love always wanda rogers payton

  2. Rose Marie Thrower says

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family God bless you all

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