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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 University Hospital. 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 arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010

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