Mrs. Shirley Head Pridemore: Obituary


Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Head Pridemore, age 80, of Chrystal Springs, Florida, formerly of Blairsville, who passed away July 9, 2015 in Blairsville.

Shirley Omega Head Pridemore was born in Providence, Kentucky, on October 23, 1934. While living in Blairsville, she was employed by Georgia Boot Company. She also had worked in Detroit, Michigan and Lakeland, Florida. Shirley had been preceded in death by her late husband of 30 years, Kenneth J. Pridemore. She was preceded in death by her parents, Volney and Flora Head; also preceding her in death were her sisters: Geneva Lee of Southgate, Michigan, and Lillie Belle Jones, of Blairsville, and brothers: Carl Head, Hershell Head and Harold Head of Michigan; Robert Head of Florida, John R. Head of Marietta, Georgia, and Arnold Head of Blairsville.

She is survived by brothers, Rex Head of Lucedale, Mississippi and Kenneth G. Head of Flat Rock, Michigan and many nieces and nephews. Shirley loved all of her large family very much.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Sunday, July 12, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., to be held in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville, with Rev. Randolph Jones officiating. Gentlemen asked to serve as honorary escort to the family are the following: Ranny Jones, Gary Jones, Shannon Jones, Travis Jones, Joey Jones, Casey Jones, Chad Sisum, Scott Sisum, Wayne Satterfield, Wayne Morgan, Gene Head, Tim Hamilton, Robert Duckworth, William Sisum, Howard Brys, Austin Brys and Cole Jones. Burial will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, Florida.

The family will meet with friends at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville on Saturday night, July 11, 2015, from 6 until 9 p.m.

If you wish, memorial contributions may be directed to Homestead Hospice or Appalachian Home Health.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and fond memories with Shirley’s family on our website,

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