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John Luther Shelnutt

December 27, 1929 January 27, 2019
John  Luther  Shelnutt
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Obituary for John Luther Shelnutt

John Luther Shelnutt passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019 after a short illness. John was born in LaGrange, GA on December 27, 1929. His parents, Bernard and Ellen Shelnutt, were farmers in Georgia and Alabama through his youth. He graduated from Gray Hill High School in LaGrange prior to serving in the U.S Army during the Korean War in 1950-51. After his honorable discharge, John entered the University of Georgia and studied journalism prior to acceptance to Emory University School of Law. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1957 and practiced law in the Atlanta area for the next three decades. John began investing in commercial real estate in the 1970’s and gradually transitioned from practicing law to managing real estate later in his career. John was preceded in death by his four siblings, Mildred, Dorothy, Bernard and Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Richardson Shelnutt, his two children Elizabeth Metzger, and Thomas Shelnutt, their spouses, Ed Metzger and Janice Hamilton, grandchildren John Metzger, Emmaline, and Hunter Shelnutt, sister-in-law Erlene Shelnutt, sister-in-law Sue Browning, her husband Lynn Browning, niece Sandra Bobbitt, her husband Brad Bobbitt, and nephew Mark Shelnutt, and his wife Linda. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Chapel of Carmichael Funeral home in Smyrna. The family will receive friends from 1:30 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Atlanta Humane Society.


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Visitation

Tuesday

29

Jan

1:30 PM 1/29/2019 1:30:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1/29/2019 2:30:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna
2950 King Street Smyrna 30080 GA
United States

Service

Tuesday

29

Jan

2:30 PM 1/29/2019 2:30:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1/29/2019 3:30:00 PM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna
2950 King Street Smyrna 30080 GA
United States
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