Eda Shepherd (1-14-15) service 1-16-15

Eda Loraine Dement Shepherd, 92, of Savannah, died Wednesday, Jan. 14.
 She was born in Missouri, the daughter of  the late Thomas Edward and Ora Mae Loy Dement. She was united in marriage to Cleatus Elmo Shepherd, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shepherd had done bookkeeping work early in her career path. In 1952, she volunteered at Hardin County General Hospital. In 1957, she began working for Shackelford Funeral Directors in Savannah. She began her career there as an office secretary and ended it in that same position 30 years later in1987.
She is survived by her two sons, James D. Shepherd of Greenfield, Tennessee and Thomas E. Shepherd of Lascassas, Tennessee; one grandchild, eight step-grandchildren, one great-grandchild and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Other than her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her three sisters, Coriene Blankenship, Nell Dement and Ola Fries.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 16, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with David Baker officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.

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