J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home
2157 East Street, S.E.
Covington, GA 30014
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SHEPARD, Harris T. Harris T. Shepard, age 86, of Mansfield passed away February 19, 2013. He was born April 17, 1926 in Downing, Wisconsin to James and Agnes Shepard. Mr. Shepard served his country proudly in both the United States Marines Corps during World War II and serving and retiring from the United States Army with a total of 21 years. A devoted family man, he loved being outside working around his farm, being on his tractor, four wheeler while spending time with his family and friends, he loved life and laughter. Mr. Shepard is a member of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Conyers. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita Naomi Bennett Shepard on May 18, 1999; they were married for 51 years at that time. Mr. Shepard is survived by his wife Jean Jones Shepard, his children and spouses Sandra and Mickey Wilkerson of Mansfield, Cheryll and James Bailey of Dallas, GA, Thomas Shepard of Mansfield, GA, Theresa and Joe Alberts of Cumming, GA, Chris "Cricket" and Robert Judy of Warrenton, GA, Chris and Wayne Mize of Conyers, Edie and David Adair of Eatonton, GA, Buz and Andrea Jones of Mansfield, GA, David and Kathy Jones of King George, VA and Kenny and Maria Jones of Conyers, his brother and sister-in-law Larry and Delores Shepard of Rhinelander, WI along with 25 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Along with numerous other family and close friends. Funeral services for Mr. Shepard will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Chapel of J. C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Commerford officiating. Interment will follow at New Covington Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm until 8pm on Friday, February 22, 2013. J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 2157 East Street SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of arrangements. www.harwellfuneralhome.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Feb. 21, 2013
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