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Glenda Sue (Smith) Sheppard

August 22, 1959 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 60)


Glenda Sue Sheppard, age 60, of Cochran, Georgia passed away on Friday March 6, 2020. Mrs. Sheppard was born on August 22, 1959 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the daughter of Betty Jean Wells and the late Troy Smith.

Glenda worked as a Nurse’s Technician with St. Thomas Home Health and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Bohannon.

Survivors include two daughters, Holly Varnadoe (Daniel) of Jeffersonville, GA and Crissy Stone (Keith) of Fitzgerald, GA; sister; Vickie Barnhart of Douglas, GA; mother and step-father, Betty Jean & Earl Braswell of Douglas, GA; seven grandchildren, Dylan Holt, Ethan Fordham, Lacey Stone, Gracie Varnadoe, Allie Varnadoe, Taylor Stone and Brianna Stone.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 1pm until 2pm prior to the service at Sims Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00pm at Sims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Douglas City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cam Pierce, Stacy Wells, Danny Wells, Ben Barnwell, David Shuman and Wade Shuman.

Stacy Wells will sing “Go Rest High on that Mountain” accompanied by Janice Young on piano and “Goodbye’s by Celine Dion” and “My Friend by Gavin Beach” on CD. Janice Young, pianist, will play prelude and postlude music.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.



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March 10, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Funeral Service
March 10, 2020

2:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

March 10, 2020

Douglas City Cemetery
1623 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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