James H. Shell

Published 11:20 am Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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James Howard Shell, 88, passed away Aug. 21, 2021, in Spanish Fort, where he had been a resident of Westminster Village for the past four years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Nannette Cobb Shell.

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Mr. Shell is survived by his children, Nancy Shell Fayard (Gary) of Atlanta, Ga. and James Burton Shell (Kim) of Pawleys Island, S.C.; as well as five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, John, Katie and Charlotte Fayard of Nashville, Tenn., Chris, Brittany, Liam and Isabella Fayard of Atlanta, Mollie, Mark and Charlie Schimmel of New Canaan, Conn., Laura Shell of Burlington, N.C.; and Sam Shell of Denver, Colo.

Howard is also survived by his brother, Cary E. Shell Jr. (Frances); and sister, Linda Shell Tolliver (Wilbur Gotham), both of Pensacola Fla.
Former Mayor Shell requested that his memorial service be postponed to a later date. He was concerned for the health of family, friends and citizens of Atmore due to the high rates of viral infection. Public notice will be given for date of service once determined.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the    PRIDE OF ATMORE campaign to save the historic Strand Theatre and Atmore Hardware buildings, 5415 Hwy. 21, Atmore, AL 36502.
Notes and cards may be sent to Burt Shell, P.O. Box 4359, Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585; Nancy Fayard, 1985 Old Dominion Road, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.