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Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington

Obituary Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington, age 92 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

A daughter of the late Hiram Wesley Shannon and Anna Bell Wise Shannon, she was born February 19, 1929 in Sanford, Florida, having lived in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta and Stone Mountain, Georgia before moving to Toccoa where she had lived for 25 years.  She enjoyed playing piano and performing at the Pruitt Health Care, Stephens County Senior Center, Wilkinson Center and the Clary Center.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Toccoa and well-known for her volunteer work in the community.  Over the years, she received several awards including WNEG Senior Woman of the Year, Toccoa Nursing Center Volunteer of the Year and Certificate of Appreciation from the Stephens County Senior Center acknowledging her time and support to the Center.  In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Everett Turlington.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Everett Turlington of the home; a daughter, Dale Elizabeth Turlington of Washington State; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Alonzo Turlington (Glenda) of Littleton, Colorado, Carson Everett Turlington of Fairbanks, Alaska and Jack Wesley Turlington (Carole) of Toccoa; grandchildren, Katherine Turlington, Charles Everett Turlington, Jessica Medlin and Erica Marie Wagner; three great-grandchildren, Zoe Medlin, Hailee Medlin and Frankie Wagner; two sisters, Gwen Spivey of Sanford, Florida and Doris Catton of Kentucky; a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Friday, April 23, 2021, 2 O’clock p.m. at the Stephens Memorial Gardens with The Reverend Brent White officiating.  Due to the health and well-being of the community, social distancing must be observed.  Masks are encouraged during the service.

Flowers are optional.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 333 E. Tugalo Street, Toccoa, Georgia 30577 in memory of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shannon Turlington.

Funeral Date
04/23/2021 at 2:00AM
Funeral Home
Acree-Davis Funeral Home
90 S. Pond St., P.O. Box 130, Toccoa 30577