Cora Ellen Sheppard of Fort Gay

Cora Ellen Sheppard, 81, of Fort Gay, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2011. She was born June 22, 1930 in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jennings and Mary Smith Noble. Her husband, Dale Sheppard also preceded her in death along with stepson Danny Sheppard, four brothers, Ray Noble, Ed Noble, Jennings Noble Jr., and James Everett Noble, and two sisters, Mandy Thompson and Nora Hoyt. Ellen was a homemaker and a member of the Fort Gay Church of God. She is survived by two sisters, Jewell Merritt of Ft. Gay, and Dockie Stewart and husband Gene of Gallia, Ohio; four stepdaughters, Linda Wearsch, Cindy Orosz, Susan Lopez, and Sandra Brooks, all of Ohio; and a host of friends and family too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Johnson Tiller Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Wilhite and Brother Chris Stewart. Burial will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Ridge Hill Memorial Park Amherst, Ohio. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.