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Mary Shirley Stephens
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Funeral services for Mary Shirley Stephens, 88, of Cornelia, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lyons, Dr. Bill Barrs and the Rev. Matt Stephens officiating. Burial followed in Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Mrs. Stephens died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Born March 22, 1926, in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late John Shirley and Ethaline Gailey Shirley. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Melvin Thomas Stephens; daughters, Kathy Mirem Stephens and Glenda Lorane Stephens; brothers, Leonard Shirley and Cedron Shirley; and sister, Angie Pritchett.

Mrs. Stephens was an active member of Camp Creek Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress with Short Manufacturing. She enjoyed the outdoors, working with flowers, reading, sewing, traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Eddie Palmer of Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Jill Stephens of Mt. Airy; grandchildren, Traci Farlow (Kevin), Tyler Stephens and Corey Palmer (Melinda); great-grandchild, Logan Palmer; sister, Ona Belle Buchanan of Demorest; several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511; or to Camp Creek Baptist Church, 1761 Camp Creek Road, Cornelia, GA 30531.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

July 23, 2014