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Obituaries - April 30, 2009

Opal "Jimmie" Shirley

Mrs. Opal "Jimmie" Shirley, age 95, of Jonesboro passed away April 29, 2009. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was the founder of The Senior Citizens Wood-Bee band over 20 years ago.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law John A. Shirley, Jr., and Gilda of Riverdale, and daughter and son-in-law Louise Shirley Hall and Jimmy of Wedowee, Ala.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 2, in the Chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, May 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge (770) 210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.

Marjorie H. Russ

Marjorie H. Russ, age 87, of Stockbridge died on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel with Pastor Gary Lester officiating.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Connie Rich, Thomas and Jackie Rich; grandsons, Noah (Cindy) Rich, Daniel Rich, Ryan Rich and Jacob Rich.

Pope Dickson & Son-Jonesboro Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 478-7211.