J. Randolph Shields, 88, of Murphy passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a native and lifetime resident of Notla Farms. He was a graduate of
He was the son of the late John S. Jr. and Kate McCallister Shields. He was also preceded in death by an infant great grandson, Michael Blake Shields; and a brother, Harold Shields.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Wilma Tilson Shields; a daughter, Mary Alice Shields of Marietta, GA; a son, John H. Shields and wife, Wanda of Murphy; four grandchildren, Michael Shields and wife Tina, Melissa Miller and husband Brandon, Matthew and Carson Shields all of Murphy, four great grandchildren, Megan, Tyler, and Landon Shields, and Mallory Miller; and a nephew, Bill Gulledge, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Monday, November 12, 2012 at
The family received friends from 6-9 Sunday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy where the body was until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the services.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, Cherokee County Chapter,
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.