Shirley (Shelnutt) Cason

Born: Mon., Aug. 28, 1933
Died: Thu., Sep. 1, 2016

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 03, 2016
Location: Greenview Cemetery

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Shirley Shelnutt Cason

Shirley Shelnutt Cason, age 83, of Union Point, GA, died Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.  A lifelong resident of Greene County, Shirley was born August 28, 1933 in Greensboro, the only child of the late John Ralph Shelnutt and Lottie Mae Melton Shelnutt.  In 1952 Shirley graduated from Greensboro High School.  After high school she started her working career at the City Cafe in Greensboro.  For many years she worked for the Townehouse and later retired from Hardee’s in Greensboro as manager.  She was an avid sports fan who love Georgia Football and the Atlanta Braves.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Cason, Sr.  She is survived by a daughter, Kay Hassler and husband Mark of Fargo, North Dakota; four grandchildren, Jennie Miller and husband Doug, Matt Bryan and wife Holly, Katie Miller and husband Josh, and Wesley Bryan and friend, Macey Lowery; a dear cousin she was close to, Ann Cronic and husband Richard; seven great grandchildren; and many friends.  
Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Bryant Miller officiating.  The family requests any memorials be made to the Penfield Christian Home, 1061 Mercer Circle, Union Point, GA 30669.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 West 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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Jullie Hatcher
   Posted Fri September 02, 2016
So sorry for Shirley's passing and pray the family has peace beyond understanding. Love to you all! Julie Brook Hatcher

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri September 02, 2016
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Shirley. May God be with each of you in the days and weeks to come.

Pat and Don Heath
   Posted Fri September 02, 2016
We were greatly saddened by the death of Shirley. She was always the
lively one on a consistent basis at our bingo games. She will be sorely]

Our hearts go out to the family. She is now at peace with her Heavenly

Pat and Don

Carolyn Bryan Taylor
   Posted Sat September 03, 2016
I am so sorry to read of Shirley's death. We were school friends and graduated together in the class of 1952. Happy memories of my Daddy, Shirley's Daddy and Shirley and I going to the out of town football games. What fun we had! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn Taylor

Smith Oliver
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
I recall Shirley very well when she played basketball , I was the water boy. She was always friendly , I graduated three years later I 1955. May God rest her soul. RIP Dawg Fan.....