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Shirley Ann Thrift

February 19, 1944 — November 22, 2018

Nahunta – Shirley Ann Allen Thrift, 74, of Nahunta passed away Thursday afternoon (November 22, 2018) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick after an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, GA her parents were John Alex Allen and Nora Belle Crawford Allen. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Thomas Thrift; a daughter, Donna Lynn Thrift; 2 brothers, William “Conn” Allen and John Dred Allen; and a sister, Joyce Richardson Peeples.

Shirley was a seamstress and a member of Hickox Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren, going to gospel sings, cooking, scrapbooking and gardening.

Survivors include her son, Alan Thrift of Nahunta; 3 grandchildren, Mallory Aaron (Mike) of Vero Beach, FL, Kayla Thrift of Waycross, and Hannah Belle Thrift of Hoboken; 2 great grandchildren, Alanna Aaron and Alyvia Aaron of Vero Beach, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, Jesse Lee Allen (Cathy) of Waycross; 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Yvonne Stewart of Charleston, SC, Charity Mae Carr (Gene) of Sandersville and Pamela Hedstrom (Richard) of Brunswick; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday evening (November 24, 2018) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

A funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon (November 25, 2018) at 2PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Ray McMillan and Rev. Ion Johns officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kelly McQuaig, Shannon McQuaig, Gene Carr, Richard Hedstrom, Jared Allen, Terry Steedley, Chuck Lent, and Michael Aaron.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Bayview Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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