She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny H. DeFriece; son, John Henry DeFriece Jr.; parents, Robert and Gladys Geary; and sister, Barbara Byrd.
She is survived by her children: William Maurice Clayton of Buford, Ga., Geary Wayne Clayton of Eatonton, Ga., Deborah Ann Miller of Livermore, Calif., and Joseph Anthony DeFriece of Winder, Ga.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Nevins of California; brother, Frank Geary of Arizona; sister-in-law, Ruby DeFriece of Cleveland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was born Feb. 15, 1932, in Gary, Ind. She had lived in Cleveland for more than 20 years. She was a retired secretary from Insurance Services office in Atlanta for 15 years.
A private interment will be held at McIntyre Cemetery in Birchwood at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Shirley Geary DeFriece.
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Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.