COMMERCE - Elizabeth Castellaw Eberhardt Shankle, 99, went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Born in 1913 and raised in Maysville, she was the daughter of the late Dr. George Otis and Pauline White Castellaw. She attended school in Maysville and later attended Brenau University in Gainesville. She spent her married life traveling the country. Mrs. Shankle was preceded in death by her husbands, Guy Eberhardt and Seaborn Shankle; a sister, Mrytle Earl; and brothers, Wilburn Castellaw and Otis Castellaw.
She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Commerce and the Commerce Garden Club. Mrs. Shankle had also spent many years delivering Meals on Wheels to those in need. She was known as "Liddy" to family and many friends. Mrs. Shankle spent lots of her time doing things she enjoyed such as gardening, traveling, cooking, playing Bridge, and helping others. She was a gift from God and will truly be missed, loved ones stated.
Survivors include a sister, Geraldine Eberhardt, Commerce; and many nieces and nephews that she adored.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 25 at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Commerce with Carlton E. Allen and the Rev. Henry Webb officiating. Interment will follow in Jackson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, August 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Mrs. Shankle has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Baptist Church, 1345 S. Elm St., Commerce, GA 30529.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.