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S.E. (Shelly) Shuman

Author: Alpha Zeta/Thursday, November 11, 2010/Categories: Obituaries

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PEMBROKE - Mr. S.E. (Shelly) Shuman, 79, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 8, 2010, at his home after a brief illness under the care of Hospice Savannah and was surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ann S. Shuman, his mother Myrtie S. Wilbanks, his father Henry Speir Sr., his sister Velva L. Celeste, and two brothers Henry Speir Jr. and Melvin Speir.

He was born in Clyde and moved to Pembroke at the age of 6. He graduated from Bryan County High School in 1947. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry from the University of Georgia in 1957. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta, and the Honor Fraternity Xi Sigma Pi. He proudly served his country in the Navy (Seabees) during the Korean War while being stationed in Guam from 1952-54. He served as a member of the Bryan County Board of Education from 1979-86.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pembroke. He was an avid sportsman and thoroughly enjoyed raising deer hounds and collecting every species of fresh water ducks. He was retired from the construction industry, where he had been employed by Sam Findley for 11 years, APAC 2 years and then was founder and owner of Shuman Construction Company, Inc. for 30 years. He received the honor of Savannah Boss of the Year 1966-67.

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