Obituaries: Mrs. Karen W. Foster, William Ronnie Shell.

Obituaries: Mrs. Karen W. Foster, William Ronnie Shell.

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Mrs. Karen W. Foster, age 60, of  3 Ken Court, Rome, Ga. transitioned November 9, 2017. Services will be Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at noon at Kingdom Church International located at 5415 Calhoun Road NE Adairsville, GA 30103. The body will lie instate from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends at F.K. Jones Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 14, 201,7 from 6 until 7 p.m.  Interment will follow at Eastview Cemetery.

William Ronnie Shell, age 68, broke free of the bindings of this world and ran joyously to be with God on Sunday, November 12, 2017, following recently declining health.

Ronnie was born in Bartow County, Georgia on June 16, 1949, son of the late William Ivy Shell and the late Evelyn Hubbard Shell.

He was a lifelong resident of Floyd County and attended Pepperell High School and Coosa Valley Tech. Ronnie was the owner of Shell Logging and Farming, and his career was spent in the timber business. His expertise in timber management and auto and diesel mechanics was legend.

He loved and protected the land of his ancestors. He also loved being outdoors, NASCAR racing, good rock ‘n’ roll music and Southern cooking.  He never met a stranger and was a generous and caring friend to all.

Above all, he loved God, his family and his country. Ronnie was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church and his faith was his strength.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of over 42 years, Nancy Fricks Shell; two sisters, Sally Shell Patrenos, Tallahassee, FL, and Susan Shell Whelchel and her husband, Mike, Rome; one uncle, Jack Hubbard; two aunts, Margaret Shell and Stella Shell; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Thacker and her husband, Charlie, and Debra Sullins and her husband, Vic; 10 nieces and nephews; many cousins and a dear family friend, Shirley Little.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Don Spears officiating. Interment will follow in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m. At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ronnie Shell Memorial Fund to help defray funeral expenses.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and include: Tim Hammond, Wilbur Shell, Glenn Shell Jr., Eric Addison, George Patrenos III, and Michael Whelchel Jr.

 

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