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Linda Sheppard

September 11, 1942 — September 25, 2013

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Linda Clark Sheppard

Mitchell, GA  – Linda Lucille Clark Sheppard, 71, loving wife of the late Carlton “Bud” Sheppard, entered into rest Wednesday night, September 25, 2013 at GA Regents Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Black officiating. Interment will follow in the Stapleton Memorial Garden Cemetery.

One of three children born to the late Nancy Williams Clark and the late A. J. Clark, Linda was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County until she moved to Mitchell to live with her daughter.  She graduated from Wrens High School and retired from MCG as a medical clerk. Linda always worked hard, doing all types of jobs just to take care of her family. She enjoyed traveling with her mother, going to the Senior Citizens, and going to sings, especially following the Southern Song Masters. Her greatest joy came from spending time her family, especially her grandkids. Linda loved people and was always there to help others.  She had a strong faith and a forgiving heart.

Linda was also preceded in death by her son, Marion Sheppard; and her grandson, Bradley Sheppard. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn S. Screws (Donnie); two brothers, Jack W. Clark (Vickie) and Bennett C. Clark (Gail); five grandchildren, Hannah Screws, Ashley Richards (Jimmy), Robin Spivey (Peter), Shannon Shealey (Jason) and Phillip Screws; six great grandchildren, Grayson Spivey, Wyatt Spivey, Brianna Purvis, Tanner Shealey, Gaden Richards and Charles Richards; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Clint Beasley, Earl Beasley, Michael Bryan, Kyle Downs, Kelly Patrick and Gordon Screws.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Friday evening, September 27, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM.
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Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want;
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;  He leads me in the paths
Of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
Shadow of death, I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and
Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence
Of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy
Shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.

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