Tifton Gazette


December 19, 2013

Donald Lee Shedd

GEORGETOWN — Donald Lee Shedd,  73,  of Georgetown died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday at the Gods Way Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Stokes officiating.

Mr. Shedd was born April 21, 1940 in Abbeville, the son of John Raymond Shedd and Ruth Earline Conner Shedd. He was a retired truck driver in the mobile home industry. Mr. Shedd moved to Georgetown from Ty Ty  in 1996.  He was a member of Gods Way Baptist Church where he served as chairman of Deacons and he was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Hugh Shedd and a sister Robbie Helms.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Liles Shedd of Georgetown; two daughters, Donna Young of Tifton and Susie Wall of Sturgis, Miss.; two sisters, Sara Jett Hudson and Wanda Bhachech, both of LaGrange; brother, Johnny Shedd of Abbeville; five grandchildren, Clint Wall, Colin Wall, Nickolas Young, Andrew Young and Robby Young; and great-granddaughter, Annzlee Grace Young.

The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gods Way Baptist Church, 271 Pleasant Hill Road, Eufaula, AL 36027

Glover Funeral Home of Dothan is in charge of the arrangements, 334-699-3888.  Sign the guestbook on line at www.gloverfuneral.com.


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