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Peggy Jean Ellis O'Shields (E.O.)


Last updated 6/21/2021 at 3:42pm

Peggy Jean Ellis O’Shields (E.O.), 83, of Etowah, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 15, 2021, with her daughter and granddaughter-in-law by her side.

She was born April 5, 1938, to the late Sam Van Ellis and Paulene Honeycutt Ellis. A native of Transylvania County, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Franklin D.R. (Rosie) O’Shields; and two brothers, Rex Van Ellis and Larry Jack Ellis.

Survivors include two children, daughter, Debra O’Shields McKinney, of Etowah, and son, Franklin Martin O’Shields and wife, Charlene O’Shields, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Christopher Martin (Marty) Smith and fiancé, Sarah Early, of Mills River, and Johnathan Jessi McKinney and wife Brittany McKinney, of Sapphire; one sister, Shirley Ellis Aiken, of Brevard; 13 great-grandchildren, Martin Brady Smith, Hannah Caitlyn McKinney, Brianna Faith McKinney, Randy Josiah McKinney, Nova Lee Pitawankwat, Ceaira Rayne Henson, Robert Colton Henson, Johnathan Nathaniel McKinney, Madison Grace McKinney, Able Isaiah McKinney, Analise Eddleman, Shane Farmer and Elizabeth Grace Pryor, whom she absolutely adored, along with her great-nephew, Jeremy David McKinney, as well as several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Moody Connolly Funeral home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow the service in Whitmire Cemetery in Rosman.

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry. For I am not there, I did not die.


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