DRY POND COMMUNITY – Mary Frances Wilson Shields, 85, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of the Dry Pond Community, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009.
She was born in Jackson County, was a homemaker, and formerly a member of the Dry Pond United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Joan Rice, Atlanta; sons, Joe David Shields, and Jimmy R. Shields, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; ten grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Carithers, Jefferson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, from the Dry Pond United Methodist Church with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family received friends on Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.