November 24, 2020

Mr. Donald Shelnutt

Shelnutt ObitMr. Donald Eugene Shelnutt, age 58, of Franklin, GA passed away Thursday December 29, 2016 at Emory Hospital Midtown.

Funeral services for Mr. Shelnutt will be conducted Saturday December 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn  Janney officating.

Interment will follow in Centralhatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Mr. Shelnutt was born March 30, 1958 in Heard County to Ruby Lee Head Ledford and the late William Eugene Shelnutt. He was a Baptist by faith. He was employed as an electrician with Floria-Daniel Construction.

In his spare time, he enjoyed farming. He raised animals of many kinds, including hogs and chickens. He also had horses, and he loved to ride them when he was able. He always had a garden where he grew delicious vegetables. When harvest time came, he loved to cook the fruit of his labor and have a big spread at home.

He also liked to go to auctions. He enjoyed fellowship with others, and every once in a while he would bid on something. He was a likeable fellow who had a special place in his heart for his pet dog, Streak, and will be missed.

Survivors include: his wife, Katherine Ann Shelnutt of Franklin; his mother, Ruby Ledford of LaGrange; sister, Phyllis Grizzard (Larry) of LaGrange; step-sister, Rhonda Buchanan of Franklin; father-in-law, Albert Gregg of Lineville, AL; brothers-in-law: Jerry Demoss of Jackson, Michigan; Tom Gregg (Stacy) of Greenville, SC; and Jeff Gregg (Leeann) of Lawrenceville, GA.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Demoss.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Tesia McCormick says

    I grew up knowing Donald & his sister Phyllis. We have been friends for many years. He was a quite person & a good person. Always had a smile. Was always the same each time you saw him, whether it was weeks apart or years apart. He was just the kind of friend that you could always depend on. Donald & Phyllis shared a Wonderful Brother-Sister Bond. The kind that every family wants. My prayers for her are for comfort & peace that only comes from our Lord. For Phyllis & Kathy I pray for the comfort & peace that passes all understanding. Donald will be missed by all that knew him. RIP Donald, no more suffering, no more pain. I love you my friend.

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