Ann Shepherd, 81, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016.
Ms. Shepherd was born Feb. 16, 1935 in Macon County to the late William Lawrence Shepherd and Hattie Rhinehart Shepherd. Ann worked many years in the textile industry; was very active in the Democratic Party; active in her high school class reunions; an original member of the Cowee Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; and a member of Snow Hill United Methodist Church.
Survivors include many loving nieces and nephews. Annie was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Shepherd, Helen Gibson and Nola Blanton; and one brother, Wallace Shepherd.
A funeral service was Monday, May 9, at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Miller and Rev. Charles Stevens officiating. Burial followed in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening at the Bryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory. Pallbearers were Travis Tallent, Bob Collins, Tony Collins, Billy “Jake” Collins, Jerry Shepherd Jr. and Joe Shepherd. Honorary pallbearers were her other nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery, care of Jane Stamey 595 Shepherd Creek Rd. Franklin, NC 28734; or Snow Hill UMC 330 Snow Hill Road. Franklin, NC 28734. Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.comBryant-Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Shepherd family.