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Mrs. Mary Ann Shelnutt

Mrs. Mary Ann Arrington Shelnutt, age 64 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Monday, November 12, 2012 after complications from an automobile accident.

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelnutt were conducted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. from the High Point Church of God with the Reverends Mark Tatum and Dewayne Shaddix officiating. The interment followed in the church cemetery.

Music was provided by Joan Brazeal, Shelia Ogle, and Jerry Prince. Those serving as pallbearers were Phillip Spradlin, Jerome Arrington, Hubert Shelnutt, Joel Banks, Corey Shelnutt, and Brandon Faulkner. Honorary Pallbearers were Andrew Betts, Pitman Turner, and Larry Scott.

Mrs. Shelnutt was born in Franklin, Georgia on September 22, 1948, the daughter of the late Pauline Arrington Arrington and Carl Leon Arrington. She was a member of the High Point Church of God. “Mrs. Mary Ann” was a much loved member of the community. She was especially loved by the children at the Heard County Elementary School where she served for many years as the school nurse.

Before she became a school nurse she was a teacher’s assistant and served as the Y-Club sponsor at the Heard County High School. Her dry wit and loving disposition made her a favorite of anyone who knew her. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Todd Turner; one son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Jane Shelnutt, all of Franklin, GA.; one step daughter, Cynthia and Ray Ward of Whitesburg, GA.; one brother, Jackie and Brenda Arrington also of Franklin, GA.; brother-in-law, Andy Betts of Franklin, GA., and sister-in-law  Bonnie and Henry Horton of Breman, GA.; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.


  1. Im so sorry my prayers go out to the family as we were riding by on the church bus i started praying for who ever was in the accident not knowing until i got home who it was again will be going in prayer mode again she was a kind sweet lady she will be greatly missed

  2. Mary Ann was a dear friend of mine for over 40 years, having met her thru her sister and my friend Sara Betts. I have fond memories of her, especially the last cruise that we took several years ago. She was a quiet and humble lady. My sympathy and prayers go out to Dean and JoAnn and the family..

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