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Shirley Jean (Craig) Towns

November 1, 1940 ~ March 19, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Shirley Towns passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Gainesville, GA.

She was born in Nashville, TN on November 1, 1940. Shirley was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in Nashville, TN and the George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, TN where she received her master's degree in special education. She retired from the State of Tennessee's Department of Mental Health Division of Children and Youth.

Shirley is preceded in death by her father, George Darden Craig Jr., mother, Lorene Caldwell Craig Hemker, and brother, George Darden Craig, III.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Forrest Craig Towns and Havilyn of Gainesville, GA, grandson Forrest Britton Towns of Gainesville, GA, granddaughters Julianna Havilyn Towns of Marietta, GA, Marimartin Hamilton Towns of Gainesville, GA, sister, Helen Craig Underhill of Nashville, TN, sister-in-law Vickie Craig of Hurdle Mill, NC, along with several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be planned at a later date in Lewisburg, TN where she most recently lived.  Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Nashville, TN during a private family ceremony.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the National Leukemia Society or your favorite charity in her honor.

Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery in Nashville, TN is in charge of arrangements, Little & Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville, GA is in charge of local arrangements.

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Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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