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Sarah 'Sally' Shell

June 18, 1938 September 10, 2013
Sarah 'Sally' Shell
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Obituary for Sarah 'Sally' Shell

Sarah Anne Sykes Shell, age 75, of 308 Wildwood Circle, died at her residence Tuesday, September 10, 2013. A native of Pell City, AL, she was born June 18, 1938 the daughter of the late Raymond Howard and Sarah Elizabeth Smith Sykes. Mrs. Shell enjoyed working in the legal field and helping others. She also enjoyed gardening and traveling and once swam the bay at Pensacola, FL. Mrs. Shell was a devoted wife and mother with a strong faith in God. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with Dr. Mike Flowers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 221 S Lee St., Americus, GA. 31709. Survivors include her husband of almost 43 years, Alton Shell of Americus; two daughters, Leanne Lankford of Decatur and Karen Shell of Douglasville; a son, David Lankford of Americus; a brother, Raymond Sykes of Birmingham, AL; one grandchild, Will Lankford; and three great grandchildren, Clive Lankford, Isabel Ruiz and Eijah Urbina. You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting


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