Irene "Renie" Shuford Persons

Jul 6, 2013

Irene "Renie" Shuford Persons, 90, widow of Delton C. Persons, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Anchor Health and Rehabilitation in Aiken, S.C.

A native of Georgetown, S.C., Irene was a daughter of Robert Pou and Edna Butler Shuford.

She was a homemaker and lived in Sandusky over 50 years before moving to Albemarle, N.C., 17 years ago. She had lived in Aiken since Dec. 2012. Renie was former president of the Sandusky Concert Association. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albemarle and was a member of the choir.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Debra Persons of Aiken, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Lauren Persons of Cleveland; grandchildren, Aaron Persons and Jamie Persons, both of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Logan Persons of Cleveland; and two sisters, Anne Shuford Moore and Betty Shuford Roberson, both of Georgetown, S.C.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Chapel of St. John's United Methodist Church with The Revs. Dr. George K. Howle and Dr. Ray Litts officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in Ward Hall.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Pastor's Fund, 230 South Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Please visit the guestbook at shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com. Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 E. Pine Log Rd., Aiken, S.C.