Shirley (Cubbison) Sweetapple

Born: Tue., Feb. 19, 1935
Died: Fri., Oct. 2, 2015

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Mrs. Shirley Sweetapple of Greensboro, Georgia passed away on October 2, 2015. Mrs. Sweetapple was eighty years old and died of pancreatic cancer.

Shirley was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania to Reginald M. Cubbison and Dorothy Atwell Cubbison on February 19, 1935. The daughter of two school teachers, Shirley taught elementary school at the Third Ward School in Franklin, Pennsylvania for seven years after graduating from Slippery Rock University.  Shirley and Lee married on June 7, 1957. Jill was born on August 8, 1964. Amy was born on December 12, 1968.

Shirley loved to root for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. She particularly enjoyed listening to Larry Munson’s game commentary for UGA, and she and her daughters attended game seven of the 1995 World Series when the Braves won the world championship. Additionally, she was an avid reader who enjoyed mystery novels and works of nonfiction about Ernest Shackleton’s arctic expeditions. Spending time with family and celebrating holidays were additional favorite activities. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.

Shirley is survived by her husband Lee, her daughters Jill and Amy, and her sister Ann Cubbison Diehl of Eureka, California. Her brother, Bill Cubbison, died in 1983.

A private funeral service will be held at the Greenview Cemetery. Information about an upcoming memorial service will be forthcoming.

Shirley was the heart of her family and home. She always saw a patch of blue sky in a stormy sky and blessed others with her kindness, perceptivity, and sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.
 McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.



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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sat October 03, 2015
Mr. Lee and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort, strength and peace during this difficult time.

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cantrell

Amy Duvall Davis
   Posted Sat October 03, 2015
Dear Jill and Amy,

I am sorry for your loss. I remember "Miss" Shirley and her love and support of you both. Praying for you during this time.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat October 03, 2015
Lee and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the
days and weeks to come.

Barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sun October 04, 2015
Our sincere and humble sympathy to you. Shirley was always kind, thoughtful, and had a pleasant personality. She was so proud of ya'll! Shirley's love for her family brought happiness and joy to each day! She may have been born in the North, but she was a fine and remarkable Southern lady! May the warm and loving memories shared be of comfort. God bless you, Lee, Jill, and Amy.

Johnnie & Jane Satterfield
   Posted Sun October 04, 2015
We are so sorry about your loss. Shirley was such a sweet and caring lady. We will miss her at church. May God bless each of you during this sad time and the days ahead.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Mon October 05, 2015
A truly kind and nice person. Shirley always tried to be helpful to all.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Tue October 06, 2015
Mr. Lee & Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. My prayers are with you all. May God bless each of you!

Sandra Silvey Vaughn
   Posted Tue October 06, 2015
So sorry to hear about your Wife. May God hold you and your family in his hands as you adjust to the coming days. Glad to see that you are still living in Greensboro.

David and Barbara Overton
   Posted Wed October 07, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorrow. May God be with you.

Mike & Jeni Norris
   Posted Fri October 09, 2015
Dear Sweetapple family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Mike and Jeni Norris

Dick Kauffman
   Posted Fri October 09, 2015
Lee, I am sorry to see your name in regards to your wife's death. Please know you are in my thoughts. It's been a long time, but I still have good memories of your pipe plant and trying to help out there for NIBCO.

Ralph Boswell
   Posted Mon October 12, 2015
I enjoyed getting to know you again when we were neighbors in Oconee. I am very sorry about the loss of your mom. I will be praying for your family.

Ralph Boswell

Terry Weekly
   Posted Wed October 14, 2015
Lee, Jill & Amy

So sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers will always be with you.

If there is anthing I can do, please call on me.