2018-06-20 / Obituaries

Frances Sheppard


Mary Frances “Fran” Sheppard, 69, of Albany, Ga., passed away Friday, June 15, 2018, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Sheppard was born to the late Billy F. Waters and Eloise Thompson Waters in Statesboro, Ga., and had lived in Albany since 1993 moving from Blakely, Ga., where she had lived for 16 years. She was a ceramic shop owner and taught arts and crafts in her shop as well as vacation Bible school at First Free Will Baptist Church. She was employed by Applied Fibers.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter E. Sheppard; and a grandchild, Sealie Harrell.

Survivors include four children, Scott Harrell and Judy of Blakely, Trey Harrell and Alicia of Blakely, Steven Harrell and Becky, Albany, and Tonya Rich of Dothan, Ala.; and nine grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service was conducted Monday, June 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery with Rev. Billy D. Hann officiating .

Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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