Mr. Shannon Lynn Queen, age 54 of Blue Ridge, GA passed on Saturday evening, September 29th, 2018 at his residence.
Mr. Queen was born on June 23rd, 1964 in Washington, DC to his late parents, Clinton V. Queen and Anna Elizabeth Burnette Queen. Shannon was self employed as a carpenter for many years, enjoyed fishing in his spare time, and was also a member of the Coletown Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years Reathel Cross Queen of the home in Blue Ridge, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin and Pam Kendall of McCaysville, GA and Rodney and Shonda Kendall of Blue Ridge, GA; grandchildren, Kasey Starke, Kelsey, Kourteney, Zoey, and Kiya Kendall; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Troy Clines of Old Fort, TN; brother, Stephen Queen of Jacksonville, FL; uncle, C.L. Burnette of Nashville, TN also survives.
A private family memorial service is being planned and will be held at a later date.
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.
ELLIJAY, Ga. – A night of laughter and fun, Parkside Ellijay Skilled Nursing Care, previously Gilmer Nursing Home, held its annual pageant for its residents on Feb. 23.
The theme, “Once Upon a Time,” saw volunteers and employees of the facility dressed as Disney princesses and decorations from their movies to celebrate the evening. Local residents became contestants to be crowned King and Queen of Parkside for the coming year.
The evenings host and master of ceremonies, Tammy Baker, LPN, activity director, led the night through preliminary honorees before sitting down to interview the King and Queen contestants. The event also saw the honor of having 2017 Apple Queen Rachel Waddell and her brother Caleb Waddell crowning the winners and supporting the night as well as musical entertainment provided by Wesley Crider, world champion finger-style guitarist, sponsored by Homestead Hospice.
The preliminary awards of the night went to:
Volunteer of the Year – Susan Littlejohn of Build an Ark
Best Personality – Hayes Brown
Most Popular – Minnie Baughcum
Best Looking Female – Mary Jones
Best Looking Male – Willard Lee
The evening’s main event saw the King contestants first:
First runner up John Seiverling
Second runner up Arthur Collett
Third runner up Cliff Mooney
The 2017 King of Parkside Ellijay, Paul Reeves, was a contractor and producer and even once did a production with Whitney Houston. Reeves also took a few moments of his interview to sing for those present. He sang I Know, an old hymn that he picked himself.
As for the Queens, excitement mounted with each lady presented:
First runner up Dorothy Kirkland
Second runner up Reathia Dotson
Third runner up Joyce Mooney
The 2017 winner and now Queen of Parkside Ellijay, Reatha May, enjoys traveling across the states with her husband. With four children, May has one daughter and three sons. She has been married 53 years.
For more photos of this special night, check out FYN’s Once Upon A Time Photos on Facebook.
Gilmer County Queen Nominee
I NEED YOUR VOTES
($100.00 equals 100 votes)
You may vote at any time up until the day of the event.
Money can be mailed to Georgia Mountains Hospice, 70 Caring Way, Jasper, GA 30143 or
www.mardigrasinthemountains.org, go to Vote for Coronation tab, vote for nominee of your choice,
or call Georgia Mountains Hospice office at 706-253-4100 or 800-692-7199. For questions concerning the event contact Gina Pendley at numbers above or Gpendley200@ellijay.com
Mardi Gras in the Mountains is a joint event sponsored by Georgia Mountains Hospice, The Knights of Columbus and Jasper Rotary Club. The event happens on February 10, 2018