OBITUARY

Franklin D. Shirah

April 11, 1933February 19, 2019
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Franklin D. Shirah, 85, passed away February 19, 2019 in Macon, Georgia.

A Celebration of his Life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with visitation following. Burial will be private. Rev. Dr. Gary Abbott and Mr. Jim Crisp will officiate. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and devoted staff of Pine Point Hospice Care including, LaToya, Keisha, Fay, nurses Amy and Marie, and liaison Lori for their support during Mr. Shirah’s illness. Flowers are accepted but donations can be made to Pine Point Hospice (Macon) or the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Mr. Shirah was the son of the late Oscar and Alma Shirah and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Shirah; two children, Sylvia Haynie (Laura Voss) and Robert Shirah of Tennessee; grandchildren, James P. Haynie (Ashlee), Franklin Michael Haynie all of New York and Rebecca Shirah Miller of Macon; one great grandchild, Madison Miller; a nephew, Tommy Holmes (Debbie); and a niece, Ann Holmes Hulett.

Mr. Shirah retired as a DMM Supervisor at RAFB after 37 years as a civil servant. He went on to serve 9 years as a Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer and enjoyed a successful second career as a professional story teller with “Grump Tales.” Over the course of his life, Mr. Shirah was involved with Boy Scout, Lion’s Club, Toastmasters, and after retirement he spent time working with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed live theatre, serving as both an actor and a show director for productions at the Hawkinsville Opera House and as an actor at Stratford Academy and Macon Little Theatre. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Hawksinville. Together with Martha, he served as a delegate to the Baptist World Alliance, representing at conventions in China, England, Australia, and South America.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Shirah is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Shirah; two children, Sylvia Haynie (Laura Voss) and Robert Shirah of Tennessee; grandchildren, James P. Haynie (Ashlee), Franklin Michael Haynie all of New York and Rebecca Shirah Miller of Macon; one great grandchild, Madison Miller; a nephew, Tommy Holmes (Debbie); and a niece, Ann Holmes Hulett.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Red Cross
  • Pine Pointe Hospice

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Visitation - Following the Service Saturday, February 23, 2019
REMEMBERING

Franklin D. Shirah

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David Henderson

February 27, 2019

We were sorry to hear of Franklin’s passing. It is unfortunate that all too often family and friends lose touch, and regretfully, I have not spoken with Franklin for a number of years. I do, however, have fond memories of him. Most times when we visited Hawkinsville, Franklin would stop by to say hello and I always enjoyed our conversations and time spent with him. Please take comfort in that someone loved and remembered lives on in our hearts. God bless.
David Henderson and family

Phil Haynie

February 24, 2019

Mr. Shirah was one of the finest people I have ever known. He walked this earth giving of himself and always putting others first. He brought joy and laughter wherever he went and it was an honor to know him. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sadie Blackwood

February 23, 2019

I am really sorry for your loss Mrs. Haynie. Thank you for helping us get ready for the play and being our director during a really hard time.
Love, Sadie Blackwood (Neaj) and Family

Nicole Prine

February 23, 2019

Sylvia we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family during this tough time.
Nicole and Hadley Prine

Kim Eberhardt

February 20, 2019

Sylvia , Guy and I send our love and prayers to you and your family.

Ginger Martin

February 20, 2019

My Sunday School teacher! RIP and xoxo to Ms. Martha 💫

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Biography

Franklin D. Shirah, 85, passed away February 19, 2019 in Macon, Georgia.

A Celebration of his Life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street with visitation following. Burial will be private. Rev. Dr. Gary Abbott and Mr. Jim Crisp will officiate. The family wishes to thank the dedicated and devoted staff of Pine Point Hospice Care including, LaToya, Keisha, Fay, nurses Amy and Marie, and liaison Lori for their support during Mr. Shirah’s illness. Flowers are accepted but donations can be made to Pine Point Hospice (Macon) or the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Mr. Shirah was the son of the late Oscar and Alma Shirah and is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha Shirah; two children, Sylvia Haynie (Laura Voss) and Robert Shirah of Tennessee; grandchildren, James P. Haynie (Ashlee), Franklin Michael Haynie all of New York and Rebecca Shirah Miller of Macon; one great grandchild, Madison Miller; a nephew, Tommy Holmes (Debbie); and a niece, Ann Holmes Hulett.

Mr. Shirah retired as a DMM Supervisor at RAFB after 37 years as a civil servant. He went on to serve 9 years as a Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer and enjoyed a successful second career as a professional story teller with “Grump Tales.” Over the course of his life, Mr. Shirah was involved with Boy Scout, Lion’s Club, Toastmasters, and after retirement he spent time working with Habitat for Humanity. He enjoyed live theatre, serving as both an actor and a show director for productions at the Hawkinsville Opera House and as an actor at Stratford Academy and Macon Little Theatre. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Hawksinville. Together with Martha, he served as a delegate to the Baptist World Alliance, representing at conventions in China, England, Australia, and South America.

Visit www.snowscs.com to express tributes.
Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street, has charge of arrangements.