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Sarah Lorraine Thrift Shirey Helms
Birth: Aug. 18, 1922
Death: Dec. 14, 1999


LORRAINE T. MCCLELLAN SHIREY HELMS, 77, died Tuesday afternoon at the Satilla Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 18, 1922 in Brantley County to Richard Thomas and Ellen Albritton Thrift. Also preceding her in death were two grandchildren, Robbie and Bobbie Sue Perkins.
A devoted mother and homemaker, she was a former member of the Westside Assembly of God and attended services at the First Assembly of God prior to her illness.
The surviors include two sons, Sam McClellan and Choya Shirey of Waycross, four daughters, Charlotte Stanley and Janice Perkins of Waycross, Jackie Walker of Blackshear and Toinyoual King of Brantley County, two sisters, Adell McClellan of Waycross and Vickie McClellan of Augusta, 19 grandchildren, Robin Ham, Rev. Eric McClellan, Jim, Samuel and Sean McClellan, Berry, Carlos, Teresa, Delmon and Diana Tanner and Delama Lancaster, Criston and Carlos Cox, Jamey Perkins, Christy Fullard, Billie Jean, Brandi and Jacob King and Ray Fullard, nine great-grandchildren, Ashton Ham, Monte McClellan, Shae and Skylar Lancaster, Dillon, Trystan and Haley Cox, Kalah Fullard and Sarah Cox, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service is planned for 11a.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
The family is receiving friends tonight from 7 until 9 o'clock at Music Funeral Home.
Family links: 
  Richard Thomas "Dick" Thrift (1883 - 1968)
  Sarah Ellen Albritton Thrift (1886 - 1929)
  Jack Harden Shirey (1922 - 1990)*
  Charlotte Shirey Tanner Stanley (1949 - 2006)*
  Choya Shirey (1951 - 2012)*
  Ellen Marie Thrift (1909 - 1909)*
  Spence Thrift (1912 - 1915)*
  Floyd M. Thrift (1913 - 1958)*
  Moses Lloyd Thrift (1913 - 1971)*
  Albert Fleming Thrift (1914 - 1973)*
  George Hattress Thrift (1916 - 1994)*
  Noah Thrift (1917 - 1918)*
  Adell Thrift McClelland (1920 - 2009)*
  Sarah Lorraine Thrift Shirey Helms (1922 - 1999)
  Ellen Maureen Thrift McClellan (1926 - 2003)*
*Calculated relationship
We knew her as Mama, Grandma,
Old Ma, Ma and Granny. Friends
knew her as Lorraine, and in all of
these names, it would have sufficed
just to call her Sweetness.
Oakland Cemetery
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Janice Perkins
Originally Created by: B. B. Roberts
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40805330
Sarah Lorraine <i>Thrift</i> Shirey Helms
Added by: Janice Perkins
Sarah Lorraine <i>Thrift</i> Shirey Helms
Added by: Janice Perkins
Sarah Lorraine <i>Thrift</i> Shirey Helms
Added by: B. B. Roberts
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Missing my Mama so much, Love you!
- Janice Perkins
 Added: Dec. 14, 2011
Happy Mother's Day in Heaven Mama... your baby girl misses you.
- Janice Perkins
 Added: May. 8, 2011
Miss you Mama... wish you were here.
- Janice Perkins
 Added: Aug. 18, 2010
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