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Alexander Shumaker

March 24, 1949 — October 5, 2013

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Alexander G. Shumaker

Grovetown, GA  – Alexander George Shumaker, 64, loving husband of Lois Ann Polan Shumaker,  entered into rest Saturday morning, October 5, 2013 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held at Praising Him Ministries, Stapleton, on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00AM with Pastors Richard Stavely, Cindy Glover and Charles Price officiating. Interment will follow in Wadley City Cemetery, Wadley GA.

Alex was born and raised in Charleston WV. He was a member of Praising Him Ministries and worked for 30+ years as a law enforcement officer, working with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Grovetown Police Dept, investigator for Richmond County, and retiring after 17 yrs with Wrens Police Dept. He loved the law and law enforcement—it was his life until his granddaughter stole his heart. Alex’s passion was music—he even had his own band in which he sang and played the drums and guitar.   He was a man of integrity who served others. Alex loved his family above all else and found his greatest joy in his “little angel”.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Wanda Shumaker. Other survivors include his son, Jason Shumaker (Sally); his granddaughter, Kinsley Shumaker; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers will be James Atkins, Greg Polan, Joe Polan, Johnny Polan Jr, Richard Stavely Jr, Kenny Watkins, Antwon Wright and Derek Scott Zellner Jr.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be law enforcement officers from the agencies with whom he was employed.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Monday, October 7, 2013from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to National Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept, 30 East 33rd St, New York NY 10016 by downloading form at or to Praising Him Ministries, 1482 Hwy 88, Stapleton GA 30823.
To Those Whom I Love

When I am gone, release me and let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that I have had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part
So cherish the memories in your heart.

I will not be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can not see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.

Then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.

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