2015-02-18 / Obituaries


Mrs. Essie Shepard , age 96 of Colquitt died Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Miller County Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 15, at 3:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tony Mock officiating. Interment followed at Colquitt City Cemetery with Donald Whitaker, Ricky Allen, Tim Allen, Danny Allen, Russ Allen, and Richard Allen serving as active pall bearers.

Mrs. Shepard was a seamstress and a member of Pilgrims Rest Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Josephine Whitaker Allen of Colquitt; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Whitaker of Albany; nine grandchildren, Tommy Allen, Ricky (Sherry) Allen, Tim (Sandra) Allen, Danny (Sheila) Allen, Russ Allen, all of Colquitt, Donald (Teresa) Whitaker of Doerun, Tara (Daryl) Morgan of Leesburg, Angel (Gregg) Moore of Lexington, SC, and Joshua Whitaker of Albany;13 great grandchildren; and 13 great- great grandchildren.

Mrs. Shepard was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Shepard; and one son, Donald Whitaker.

Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

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