In Memoriam: Edward Shehane
Edward Shehane stepped into Heaven this morning. Please keep the Shehane family in your prayers.
Obituary for James Edward Shehane
Mr. James Edward Shehane age 84 former mayor of Clio died Friday, August 19, 2016 in Montogomery.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Clio Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Long will officiate and an eulogy will shared by his brother-in-law, Billy Price. Special music will be provided by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart. Burial will follow in the Pea River Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home of Clio officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Miriam Wilkinson Shehane of Clio;daughter and son-in-law, Sonya Shehane-Bradford & Jeff Bradford of Montgomery; a daughter-in-law, Debby Shehane, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne & Billy Price of Montgomery; brother and sister-in-law, Howard & Fay Shehane of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Michael) Stewart; Joshua (Piper) Shehane, David (Joy) Shehane, Timothy Shehane, Gabriel Shehane, Jordan (Tiffany) Bradford, Kaelan Bradford.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Quenette Shehane and a son, Jon Shehane and his parents, Louie Shehane & Versie Herring Shehane.
Mr. Shehane retired from Ft. Rucker where he had worked in aircraft maintence. He served as the Mayor of Clio for 3 terms, 1992 to 2004 and was an active Deacon at the Clio Baptist Church.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Baker, Pete Johnson, Jordan Bradford, Kaelan Bradford and David Shehane.
In lieu of flowers, contributions maybe made to the V.O.C.A.L., (Victims of Crime and Leniency, P.O. Box 4449, Montgomery, Al, 36103 or the American Cancer Society.
Lest We Forget...
As advocates for victims of violent crime and their families, VOCAL has worked alongside officers and other members of law-enforcement since our inception. During that time, we have relied upon many dedicated and compassionate officers to help us in our mission to protect the lives and rights of victims. It is our belief that law enforcement officers are both the first line of defense against violence and a victim’s biggest advocate. Officers are often the ones to pick up the pieces after a traumatic event; they serve as a victim’s strongest protector and offer their support however it is most needed, whether it be to console and comfort a victim in pain or to testify on our behalf in court.
Thursday night, five police officers were ambushed and murdered in Dallas, Texas and seven more were severely injured. These officers illustrated true altruism in the face of evil by risking their lives to save protestors and other civilians caught in the line of fire. On July 7th, 2016, 12 of our protectors became victims, and as emotions continue to surge across the country, many more officers continue to face threats of violence. It is impossible to describe the shock and sorrow we feel at this loss. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the fallen officers and their families, as well as to the Dallas Police Department, in this time of mourning.
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