Monday, November 7, 2011

Ralph Franklin Shotts

Mr. Ralph Franklin Shotts, 86, died Monday, November 7, 2011, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, Nov. 10th, at First Baptist Church, with Dr. Brett Golson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home.

Mr. Shotts was born August 13, 1925, in Finkbine, MS. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in India, China, & Burma. He received his B.S. degree from Mississippi State University in 1951. He owned and operated Eastside Motors since 1972. He was a former Scoutmaster for the Cub Scouts, and was a member of First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rena and Lee Shotts; and two brothers, Edgar Shotts and Charles Ray Shotts.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Annette Avara Shotts; two sons, Charles (Rhonda) Shotts, and Frankie (Sue) Shotts, both of Louisville; a brother, Gene (Zene) Shotts of Mendenhall, MS; three grandchildren, Jamie (Laura) Shotts, Jay Shotts, and Ryan Shotts ; and one great grandchild, Jacey Shotts.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, or Mississippi Methodist Rehab Center.