ARLINGTON, VA. - Louise Conner Sheats, 87, formerly of Athens, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011.
She was the daughter of W.L and Minnie Pearl Conner of Statham. She was born in Walton County and was a resident of Statham for many years before moving to Athens. Mrs. Sheats was preceded by her husband of 68 years, James F. Sheats, who passed away on February 14, 2011; sisters, Vera Wise, Grace Haralson and Mary Savage. She was office manager for the Athens Orthopedic Clinic for many years and prior to that, worked for Fortson, Bentley and Griffin. She was a member of the Young Harris United Memorial Methodist Church and a member of their Co-Workers Class and Older Gems.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James F. Sheats, III and Susan V. Sheats, Arlington, Va.; two grandsons, James Michael Sheats and Steven Zachary Sheats, both of Arlington, Va.; and two sisters, Rose Malcom and Era Roberts.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 30, in the chapel at Bernstein Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 29 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Young Harris United Memorial Methodist Church, 973 Prince Ave., Athens GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.