Sammie L. Shanks - (HIRAM, Ga.)

HIRAM, Ga. - Funeral services for Sammie Lewis Shanks, 86, formerly of Thomson, Ga., will be held Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, Ga., with Roscoe F. Perry officiating. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Beatrice Shanks; daughter, Alice Turner; son, Arthure Lee Freeman (Barbara); 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Emma Beard (Robert) and Grossie Curry (Robert); and a host of other relatives and friends. Cortege will assemble at 1 p.m. at 211 Park St., Crawfordville, Ga. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Carter-Collins Family Scholarship Fund, 1809 King George Lane SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30331. Hughes & Turner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle-December 18, 2009