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Furman Shields
(December 1, 1918 - September 23, 2012)

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Furman Shields

Mr. Furman Love Shields age 93 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at River Park Hospital in McMinnville, TN. He was born December 01, 1918, in Smithville, TN, was a former merchant with Locke’s Five & Ten and a member of Mt. Leo Church of Christ. Mr. Shields was preceded in death by his parents James K. and Nannie G. Cantrell Shields, daughter Linda Gail Shields, and a brother Arthur W. Shields.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Christine Blair Shields, sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Kathy Shields and Wayne and Brenda Shields all of McMinnville, TN, grandchildren Mary Beth Rogers Taylor, Angela Rogers, and Matthew Shields, great grandchildren Christian Rogers, Chole Rogers, and Amber Spurlock, and special neighbors Thomas and Josephine Woods. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service is 1 PM Wednesday, September 26, 2012, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Lane Dix will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Shields Family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 PM until 8 PM and again Wednesday from 10 AM until 1 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels.

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24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.


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