Odell Cephus Shelnutt

(WEDOWEE) Odell Cephus Shelnutt, 84, of Wedowee, formerly of Franklin, Ga., passed away Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

His funeral will be Thursday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Stutts Funeral Home with the Revs. Derrill Scott and Todd Noren-Hentz officiating. Interment will follow in Centralhatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Shelnutt was born April 21, 1937, in Heard County, Ga., to the late William Cephus Shelnutt and Etta Sophronie Williamson Shelnutt. He was a Baptist by faith. Throughout his life he worked many jobs and engaged in varied pursuits. He worked as a heavy machine operator for the Heard County Road Department. He also was a local businessman who built houses, raised cows and owned a local car wash. In his free time he enjoyed fishing on his lake, spending time at his farm, and tending to his vegetable garden. He also loved to watch WWE wrestling and boxing on TV.

Survivors include his wife, Lemoyen Shelnutt of Wedowee; son, Michael Shelnutt (Cindy) of Carrollton, Ga.; stepdaughter, Helen Alexander (Will) of Irondale; grandchildren, Gregory Shelnutt, Anlea Cutlip, Allison Pippin, Billy Shelnutt, Phillip Buddy Alexander and Eric Christopher Alexander; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mamie Paschal and Martha Ann Hale, both of Franklin, and Ezell Smith of Newnan, Ga.; brother, Tom Shelnutt of Atlanta; and number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann Dean Shelnutt; two sons, Steven Shelnutt and Odell Shelnutt Jr.; sister, Lorine Brewer Cates; and two brothers, Eugene Shelnutt and George Shelnutt.

Those serving as pall bearers will be Greg Shelnutt, Billy Shelnutt, Chris Cutlip, Jason Pippin, Christopher Cutlip and Johnny Brewer. Serving as honorary pall bearers will be Danny Hale, Alan Hale and Will Alexander.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home, Franklin.

To plant a tree in memory of Odell Shelnutt as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.