Jean Shields Lusk Strange (OAK PARK, Ga.)

OAK PARK, Ga. - Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Jean Shields Lusk Strange, age 82, of Oak Park, GA on Monday, December 07, 2009 from injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2PM in the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Blankenship and Rev. Dr. Bill Woodson officiating. Interment will be in the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Strange will lie in state, at the church, one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 5-8 PM. Pallbearers will be Clay Price, Jack Moore, Jim Beecher, Joel Beecher, Andy Thomason and Joe Peebles. Honorary Escorts will be East Georgia College Foundation Board, Greater Swainsboro Technical College Foundation Board. Mrs. Strange was born in Williamson, West Virginia, attended Marshall University in Huntington, W. Virginia and graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She retired as Director from the Emanuel County Department of Family and Children Services with twenty-two years of service. Mrs. Strange was a Charter Member of the East Georgia Foundation Board and is currently serving as Director Emeritus, Trustee on the Greater Swainsboro Technical College Foundation, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Swainsboro and was active in the UMW. She was preceded in death by her parents; Lacey J. and Maggie Nola Harvey Shields, grandson; Blake Lusk and brother: Bill Shields. Survivors include: Her Husband: Larson C. "Shot" Strange of Oak Park, GA; One Daughter and Son-In-Law: Lacey Lusk Bishop and Perry of Swainsboro, GA; One Step-Daughter and Son-In-Law: Vicki Strange Moore and Donald of Oak Park, GA; One Son: Mike Lusk of Albany, GA; Two Grandsons: Clay Price of Statesboro, GA and Scott Lusk of Washington, DC; Two Step-Grandchildren: Jack Moore and Marylou Moore of Oak Park, GA. Condolences may be submitted on-line at . Should friends desire memorial contribution may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 319 W Main St. Swainsboro, GA 30401 Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Jean Shields Lusk Strange of Oak Park, GA. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-December 9, 2009