by Bob Fala
WHITMAN, W.Va. — Earnest Sheppard, 51, of Whitman, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012, at his residence.
Born June 1, 1961, in Holden, he was a son of the late Thomas and Mandy Messer Sheppard.
Survivors include his children, Mandy Sheppard, Marcella Canterbury, Lori Sheppard, Mary Sheppard, Nancy Sheppard and Tamika Sornson;grandchildren, Thomas Sheppard, Dakota Service, Dominic Suhocki, Emily Basadre, Jessica Basadre, Kelsey Canterbury, Caleb Locke, Bryson Butrum, Dakota Sundance, Bianca Sheppard, Danny Butrum and Tracy Butrum; wife, Loriann Sheppard; brother, Thomas Sheppard, and sisters, Melanie Larson and Jeanie Larson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, at Calvary Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Joaquine Ooten officiating. Burial will follow at Canterbury Cemetery in Dingess.
Visitation 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
James Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of the arrangements.
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