Mr. Willie Samuel 'Tick' Sheppard
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. Willie Samuel 'Tick' Sheppard,
95, of Hephzibah, husband of the late Ruby Rhodes
Sheppard, entered into rest, Saturday, January 2, 2010, at
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 5, 2010,
at 2 p.m., from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral
Directors, with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating.
Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Sheppard was born in Avera, and was a member of
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera, and Sweetwater
Baptist Church in Thomson. He was preceded in death by
his son, Mervin Sheppard and his daughter, Linda Wilson
He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Judy
and Lynwood Saxon, of Hephzibah, grandchildren, Angie
Bowers, Keith Saxon, Noel Saxon, and Denise Todd, five
great-grandchildren; sister, Ogle Allen of Clearwater, SC;
and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Keith
Saxon, Noel Saxon, Chesly Bennett, Tommy Sheppard,
James Sheppard, and Larry Allen.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church St, Avera,
GA 30803-6261, or to Sweetwater Baptist Church, 1606
Wrens Hwy, Thomson, GA 30824.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of
Web posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010