Mrs. Shirley Mae Owens Waits, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Waits was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 15, 1939, daughter of the late D. C. Owens and the late Pauline Hayes Owens. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dillard Waits, and by a brother-in-law, Bobby Peace. Mrs. Waits worked for a number of years for Arrow Shirt Company. She was a member of the Liberty View Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Peace, Conyers, and Charlotte Owens, Cedartown; three brothers, Edmond Owens and his wife, Sue, Henegar, AL, Douglas Owens and his wife, Maxine, Cedartown, and Larry Owens and his wife, Sandra, Cedartown; step-children, Rev. Jackie Waits, Jerry Waits, Angie Chesser and Lujune Kelley; several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; three honorary grandchildren, Hayden, Madelyn and Slade Mooney.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 11am in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Ladell Jacobs and the Rev. Brian Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Polk Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday from 5 until 7pm. At other hours, they will be at their respective residences.
Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday at 10:30am and include: Nephews and Bryan Tate.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.