THOMSON, Ga.-Mr. John G. Sheffield, 82, beloved husband of Mrs. Lottie Pilgrim Sheffield, of George McDuffie Road, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 in Doctor's Hospital.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 31, in Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. James C. Elder, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.
Mr. Sheffield was a native of Cedartown, Ga., but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was retired from Kingsley Mill. He was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was the Past Mayor of Willacoochee, Ga. He was a Mason, having been a Worshipful Master at the Masonic Lodge of Willacoochee. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class, of which he served as president for five years.
Survivors include his wife, Lottie P. Sheffield, Thomson; his daughter, Joanie Giddens, Pearson; two sons, John G. Sheffield, Jr., Evans and Max Brooks, Thomson; two godchildren, Sarah and Farrell McClelland Waycross; two sisters, Laura Nix, Macon and Nell McCranie, Willacoochee; a brother-in-law, Julian Pilgrim, Aiken; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews, Nick Sheffield, Joey Barrs, Randy Sheffield, Jim McCranie, Danny Pilgrim and Ronnie Pilgrim.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Men's Bible Class.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.