September 25, 2021

Mr. Odell Shelnutt

Mr. Odell Cephus Shelnutt, age 84, of Wedowee, formerly of Franklin, passed away September 13, 2021.

His funeral service will be held Thursday September 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home with the Revs. Derrill Scott and Todd Noren-Hentz officiating.

Interment will follow in Centralhatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Those serving as pall bearers will be Greg Shelnutt, Billy Shelnutt, Chris Cutlip, Jason Pippin, Christopher Cutlip, and Johnny Brewer.

Serving as honorary pall bearers will be Danny Hale, Alan Hale, and Will Alexander.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Mr. Shelnutt was born April 21, 1937 in Heard County to the late William Cephus Shelnutt and Etta Sophronie Williamson Shelnutt. He was a Baptist by faith.

Throughout his life he worked many jobs and engaged in varied pursuits. He worked as a heavy machine operator for the Heard County Road Department. He also was a local businessman who built houses, raised cows, and owned a local car wash.

In his free time he enjoyed fishing on his lake, spending time at his farm, and tending to his vegetable garden. He also loved to watch WWE wrestling and boxing on the TV.

Survivors include his wife, Lemoyen Shelnutt of Wedowee; son, Michael Shelnutt (Cindy) of Carrollton; step-daughter, Helen Alexander (Will) of Irondale, AL; grandchildren, Gregory Shelnutt, Anlea Cutlip, Allison Pippin, Billy Shelnutt, Phillip Buddy Alexander, and Eric Christopher Alexander; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mamie Paschal of Franklin, Ezell Smith of Newnan, and Martha Ann Hale of Franklin; one brother, Tom Shelnutt of Atlanta; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann Dean Shelnutt; two sons, Steven Shelnutt and Odell Shelnutt, Jr.; one sister, Lorine Brewer Cates; and two brothers, Eugene Shelnutt and George Shelnutt.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

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

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