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Willis Herbert "Herbie" Shirley

June 1, 1956 March 30, 2019
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Herbie Shirley: Toccoa, Georgia

Mr. Willis Herbert “Herbie” Shirley, age 62, residing on Lakeland Drive in Toccoa, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

A son of the late Don and Bonnie Sue Cheek Shirley, he was born June 1, 1956 in Stephens County, Georgia where he lived the greater part of his life. He was employed with Waffle House, Inc. for thirty-one years and later owned and operated Waffle Houses in Springfield, Missouri for twelve years. He was employed with Stephens County Sheriffs Department for the past ten years, where he served as Deputy Sheriff. Mr. Shirley was a member at Hillstreet Baptist Church, member of the Masonic Lodge, and served as a “Hospital Dad” with the Shriners while in Springfield.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dian Allen Shirley of the home, a daughter, Heather and (Lisa) Shirley of Toccoa, a son, Adam and (Emily) Shirley of Athens, Ga., and two brothers, Randy and (Cheryl) Shirley of Martin, Ga. and Mark Shirley of Toccoa.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00 P.M., at Hillstreet Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Paul Garrison and Reverend Jerrell Beatty officiating.

The following will serve as pallbearers, Aaron Allen, Reed Ortmann, Matthew Allen, Andrew Allen, Adam Shirley, and Heather Shirley. Pallbearers, please assemble at the funeral home no later than 3:30 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Stephens County Sheriffs Department deputies and employees of the department will serve as honorary escorts. Honorary Escorts, please assemble at Hillstreet Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m.

Flowers are optional, those who wish, may make a Memorial Contribution to Shriners Hospitals for Children by visiting and checking the “dedicate my donation in honor of someone” tab or by mail to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Attn: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL. 33607 in memory of Mr. Willis Herbert “Herbie” Shirley.

The family will be at the home on Lakeland Drive, Toccoa, and will receive friends Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6 until 8 p.m. at The Acree-Davis Funeral Home.

Please visit to leave online condolences for the Shirley family.

Interment will follow the service at Stephens Memorial Gardens, 3650 Hwy 17, in Toccoa.
Hall County Honor Guard will provide honorary escort at the graveside. The Acree-Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Willis Herbert “Herbie” Shirley.

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6:00 PM 4/2/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Acree-Davis Funeral Home

90 S Pond St,
Toccoa, GA 30577

Acree-Davis Funeral Home
90 S Pond St, Toccoa 30577 GA
United States

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4:00 PM 4/3/2019 4:00:00 PM - 4:45 PM 4/3/2019 4:45:00 PM
Hill Street Baptist Church

151 S. Hill Street
Toccoa, GA 30577

Hill Street Baptist Church
151 S. Hill Street Toccoa 30577 GA
United States

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Stephens Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3650 Highway 17
Toccoa, GA 30577

3650 Highway 17 Toccoa 30577 GA
United States

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