MONTINE SHACKELFORD JONES, age 101, of Gore, Georgia passed away at Her residence on November 28, 2009. Daughter of George Orr and Cynthia Garner Shackelford. She was born August 21, 1908 in Wilcox County, Georgia where She was raised and schooled near Abbeville. As a young woman she and her Family returned to their family home in Athens. She graduated from Georgia State Teachers College with a degree in home economics and began her teaching career in Brazelton, Georgia. She was recruited to come to Chattooga County in the 1930’s to teach at Gore School. Taking a break from teaching to start a family, She returned to teaching at Summerville Elementary School in 1956, and retired from the Chattooga County School System in 1976. She lived and died in the home her Father-in-law and Husband were born in. Here loves were her Family, home, and the beauties of nature, She never met a flower she didn’t love. She was preceded in death by John S. Jones, her husband of 54 years, a brother, Will Shackelford of Abbeville, GA., and sisters Moina Lackey of Greenville,S.C., and Helen and Hazel Shackelford of Decatur, GA.

Surviving Her are a son Sam Jones of Gore, GA., and son and daughter-in-law David and Shelli Jones also of Gore. Other survivors include nephews George and Grace Wiliamson of Jacksonville, FLA., Joe Hammond of Summerville, GA., Nieces Carolina and Jack Hammond of Abbeville, Sujette Taylor also of Abbeville, Bobbie and Bill Settles of Sanford, North Carolina, and caretakers Lois Mason, Sherry Carter, Evon Woods, and Amanda Driver.

Funeral service November 30, 2009 at 3:00 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Pallbearers Jimmy Barron, Scott Everett, Tom Holt, Rick Payne, Lann Cordle, and Malcolm Lee. Honorary Pallbearers Melvin Moseley, Joe Dawson, Jeff Owings, Frank Ward, Jack Allen, Bill Speer, Mike Dawson, Mike Poole, David Rasom, Jim Dean, and Weyman High. Visitation is Monday from 2 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

The Family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be Made to the Bethel Presbyterian Church-Cemetery Fund at BB&T Bank Hwy 114, Summerville, GA. 30747