JoAnne Ferguson Shell

JoAnne Ferguson Shell

JoAnne Ferguson Shell

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 15:53 PM.

JoAnne Ferguson Shell, 83, of New Bern, died Thursday, February 7, 2013.

She was born October 27, 1929 in Donalsonville, Georgia.

JoAnne is survived by her husband, Roland G. "Sam" Shell; three daughters, Suzanne Shell of New Bern, Judy Buchanan and husband Buck of Huntsville, Ala., and Margaret "Peggy" Faulkenberry and husband Billy of New Bern; one sister, Vina Stroud of Spring, Texas, and grandchildren, Megan and Erin Buchanan, and Caitlin and Ryan Faulkenberry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Earl Ferguson and Lena Bell Ferguson, and brothers, Edward Ferguson and Douglas Ferguson.

She graduated from New Bern High School in 1946. She attended Anderson College in South Carolina and was a graduate with a Business degree from Women’s College of UNC in Greensboro, N.C.

She married Sam Shell in 1950 and they made their home in Havelock, N.C., later moving to New Bern.

She retired after 32 years as a civil service employee at Cherry Point.



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