Thomas E. Shorter

Mr. Thomas E. Shorter,  53, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.

He was born April 11, 1963, in Snow Flake, Ariz., to the late Earl and Allie Painter Shorter. He worked as a dye mixer for Shaw Industries and was a member of the 11th Avenue Baptist Church in Dalton.

He is survived by wife, Wanda Shorter; sons, Mark Chute, of Williamsburg, Ky., Jerry Price, of Indiana, Daniel Welch, of Dalton; daughters, Crystal Shorter, Brittany Hicks, both of Ellijay, Heather Bechtold, of Cartersville, Melissa Bryant, of Williamsburg, Ky.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Steve Shorter, of Napa, Ind., Raleigh Shorter, of Ellijay, William Shorter, of Elkhart, Ind.; sisters, Darlene Nunn, of Lillian, Ala., Betty McArthur, of Blue Ridge; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, from the chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Beavers officiating. 

Pallbearers were Bobby Miller, Jamie May, Austin Shorter, Matthew Shorter, Jim Mathis and Tubs Bryant. 

Interment was in the Yukon Cemetery.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006