Mrs. Ophelia Louise Shadix Chatman, Troup County native, age 68 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her daughter, Paula Shelnutt’s home in Valley, Alabama on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
Funeral services for Mrs. Chatman were conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverends Chris Hendricks and Joseph Bonner officiating.
Son-in-laws, Mark Shelnutt and Gene Bonner did the committal service, and Terry Calhoun led the congregational singing and final prayer. Music was provided by the Mrs. Chatman’s four daughter’s and Stephanie Hendricks.
The interment followed in the Heard County Memorial Gardens in Franklin.
Mrs. Chatman was born on January 17, 1944, the daughter of the late Gladys Florene Shadix Hopson and Emmett Hopson. She was a faithful member of the Community Mission Baptist Church, where she ministered with her the late Reverend Darden Chatman.
In 2003 Mrs. Chatman worked on, and passed her GED. She considered this a great accomplishment for a lady of her age. The class ring that her children presented to her upon the completion of the course was one of her greatest possessions.
She was a wonderful seamstress and worked for several different textile industries, the last being Chalk Line Inc. in Carrollton. “Miss Ophelia” had a dry wit and a ready chuckle. She loved her family with all her being. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by four daughters, Vickie Bonner (Gene) of Carrollton, GA., Paula Shelnutt (David) of Valley, AL., Tammie Hendricks (Lavon) of Hogansville, GA., and Sheila Shelnutt (Mark) of Franklin, GA.; one sister, Lalah Barton of Las Cruz, N. M.; and one brother, Bruce Hopson of Cleveland, TN.; fourteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Darden Chatman, and one grandchild, Justin Hendricks.
Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia are in charge of arrangements.