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Lela Virgie Longmire Shepherd
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1916, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2005
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA

SHEPHERD, LELA VIRGIE, age 89 of Wartburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 21, 2005 at her home with her children and close family and friends at her side. She was born January 2, 1916 and was a long-time member of Meadowview Baptist Church. Lela was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was better known as "Granny" to everyone who came in contact with her. Lela was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Nancy Jane Longmire of Lafollette; Husband, Millard Shepherd; Three infant children; two grandsons; one great-grandson; two granddaughters. She is survived by several children (oldest to youngest) Daughter, Corine Wilson and husband, Dewey, Jr. of Wartburg; Son, Millard Shepherd and wife, Karen of Knoxville; Daughter, Bobbie York and husband, Robert of Wartburg; Daughter, Betty Bailey and husband Mitchell of Lafollette; Son, Charles Shepherd and wife, Mary of Clinton; Daughter, Ida Aytes and husband, Gene of Wartburg; Daughter, Margie Johnson of Lafollette; Daughter, Shirley Thomas of Wartburg; Granddaughter whom she raised, Teresa Shannon of Oak Ridge; She had 34 Grandchildren, 56 Great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren. Sister, Maudie Wright of Lafollette, Lela was blessed to see five living generations and was loved very much. She will be sadly missed and forever remembered by her family and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 6-8 pm at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg, Funeral services will be held on Thursday, 1:00 pm at Meadowview Baptist Church with Bro. David Dial and Bro. Rick Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Covington Cemetery. [Schubert Funeral Home]

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  Bobbie York (____ - 2007)*
  Millard Shepherd (1941 - 2013)*
  Ida Shepherd Aytes (1950 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Covington Missionary Cemetery
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Susie Bullock
Record added: Jan 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82844738
Lela Virgie <i>Longmire</i> Shepherd
Added by: John
Lela Virgie <i>Longmire</i> Shepherd
Added by: John
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