Irene Brookshire, age 74, of Waleska, Ga. passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Piedmont Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 3, from the Chapel of South Canton Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Mayo, the Rev. Jimmy Rampley, the Rev. Tony Parker, the Rev. Johnny McPherson, and the Rev. Ed Sims officiating. Interment will follow at Little Refuge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday at South Canton Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by, first husband, Guy Priest and parents, Rev. W.T. and Matilda Darby.
Survivors include husband Alvin Brookshire of Waleska; sons, Terry (Deborah) Brookshire of Cumming and Dwayne Priest of Alpharetta; brothers Bill Darby of Waleska, Horace Darby of Waleska, Tom Darby of Waleska; sisters, Ola Poole of Waleska; Ruthell Crowe Ipp of Waleska; Liz Foster of Waleska; Mildred Darby of Waleska; grandchildren, Teri Leigh Priest of Cumming and Myles Priest of Ellijay; host of nieces and nephews also survive. South Canton Funeral Home, dedicated to the families we serve, 770-479-3377. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thescfh.com .