STATHAM - William L. “W.L.” Shelnutt, 62, died Sunday, November 14, 2010.
A native of Athens, he was the son of the late Zillah Lou Harper and Henry E. Shelnutt, Jr. Mr. Shelnutt was preceded in death by sons, Nathan Shelnutt and Harold Wayne Culbertson; grandson, Nathan Shelnutt; and sister, Cynthia Shelnutt. He was a retired transportation specialist and was the first First Responder for the North Oconee County Fire Department. He also served two tours in the United States Navy in Vietnam and was a member of the Elder Road Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pat Shelnutt, Statham; sons, William Lamar Shelnutt Jr. and wife Rita, Carlton, James Anthony Shelnutt and wife Kimberly, Comer, and Walter Abraham Shelnutt, Statham; daughters, Helene Maria Sanders and husband Jimmy, Nicholson, and Christina Dawn Parker, Statham; grandchildren, Alicia Nicole Puckett McCarthy, James William Sanders Jr., Jessica Dawn Parker, Toni Denise Shelnutt, Valerie Marie Parker, Monique Alexis Shelnutt, Gower Rufus Parker, Pete Brown Parker, Hunter Dalton Shelnutt, Danny Parker, Virginia (Sissy) Parker, Daniel Wayne Culbertson, and Brittany Patterson; brother, Henry Shelnutt, III; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, at the Elder Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlton Shelton officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 15, at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.