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Eugene Shannon

January 27, 1936 November 30, 2008
Eugene Shannon
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Eugene Shannon, 72, of Shannon Road, Ardmore, AL, died Sunday, November 30, 2008, at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 2, at 1 p.m. at Ardmore First Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy Brister, Bro. William Suddarth and Bro. Billy Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore with Ardmore Memorial Funeral Home in charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the building for at First Baptist Church of Ardmore.Eugene Shannon was born January 27, 1936, in Limestone County, AL, to James Berry and Will Edna Lewter Shannon. He, along with his brothers, started Shannon Brothers Tile Co. in 1972. He was elected to the Ardmore City Council in August 1972 and served until he became mayor in October 1979. He served as mayor until 1980 when he resigned due to illness. He was re-elected Mayor in 1984 and served in that position to the present. He was a founding member of the Ardmore Jaycees and a deacon at First Baptist Church of Ardmore.Survivors include his wife, Elayne Shannon; two sons, Gerry (Cynthia) Shannon and Ricky (Pam) Shannon; grandchildren, Kylie Shannon, Haley Shannon, Alicia (Adam) Dean, and Stephanie (Jerry) Thomas; great-grandchildren, Makenzi Dean, Makayla and Cassidy Thomas; brothers, James, Eddy and Billy Shannon; sisters, Helen Mathis, Mae Sanders, and Judy McGuire; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

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