Mrs. Shirley Mae Owens Waits, age 77, of Cedartown, passed away on Sunday morning, June 11, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Waits was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 15, 1939, a 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.
Shirley Owens Waits is survived by her two sisters, Martha Peace, Conyers, and Charlotte Owens, Cedartown; her three brothers and sisters in law, 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 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of the Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, with the Rev. Ladell Jacobs and the Rev. Brian Owens officiating. Interment will follow in the Polk Memory Gardens in Cedartown.
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 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 10:30 a.m. and include: Nephews and Bryan Tate.
For personal condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website at liteseyfh.com.
The Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home makes this announcement locally for the family of Mrs. Shirley Mae Owens Waits. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.