Originally created 02/09/00

Samantha Sheppard



NEWINGTON, Ga. -- Samantha Lane Sheppard, 10, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at North Newington Baptist Church with the Revs. Max Hall and Jim Furno officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Samantha, a native of Chatham County, was a fourth grade pupil at Sylvania Elementary School.

Survivors include her father, Timothy Kelvin Sheppard, Meldrim; her mother, Rachelle Lynn Cash Skrine, Savannah; a brother, Christopher Sheppard, Newington; a sister, Victoria Sheppard, Newington; her paternal grandmother, Lucille Sheppard, Newington; and her maternal grandfather, Henry Strickland, Seattle.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Strickland, Ricky Strickland, Jessie Sheppard and James Sheppard.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the fourth grade at Sylvania Elementary School.

Memorials may be made to Sheppard Family Fund, c/o Bank of Newington, Newington, GA 30446.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home, Sylvania.

The Augusta Chronicle Feb. 9, 2000