GROVETOWN, Ga. - Ms. Doris Shoup, age 70, of Grovetown, passed from this life on Saturday evening, December 10, 2005. A native of Earlsboro, Okla., she had spent her entire adult life in the Marion and Hartford City, Ind. area. She had worked for over 35 years at the Smith-Corona Manufacturing Co., in Marion, Ind. A strong-willed woman, Ms. Shoup's children remember fondly their mother's determination, her "Can Do" attitude, her devoted work ethic and her commitment to raising her children. Her generosity and genuine concern for those in need was demonstrated daily. She was always preparing and sharing meals and special recipes with coworkers and friends. Her siblings remember her constant contact with each of them and the journeys of many miles to family reunions. She constantly set examples for her children to follow which were displayed when she acquired her GED at the age of 60 and began taking computer classes. Ms. Shoup is preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kristina Donnelly, who passed away in 1999. She is survived by her children, Jay Shoup, Valparaiso, Ind., Maggie Donnelly (Brian), Grovetown, Jackie Bean, Indianapolis, Ind., Jerry Shoup (Michelle), Marion, Ind.; her siblings, Frank Byerly (Linda), Ala., Linda Kay Hughes (Gale), Bristow, Okla., Mary Lou Thompson (Mike), Rogers, Ark., Paula Jean Lovell (Lee) Phoenix, Ariz., Bonnie Sue Byerly, San Antonio; grandchildren, Adam, Meagan, Jerryd, Jessica, Jerryme, Jerryka, Morgan and Jerrylyn; a greatgranddaughter, Kelsie; a favorite niece, Kris Lyons; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, today, December 16, 2005 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, with Pastor Rod Addison officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her sons, grandsons and son-in-law. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
The Augusta Chronicle December 16, 2005