Mrs. Shirley Hembree Dowda, age 74, of Canton, Georgia, died on Wednesday July 9, 2014. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 12, 2014 from the Chapel of Darby Funeral Home, Rev. Troy Milford, Rev. James McGaha, Rev. Tye Hopkins, and Rev. Joey Watson will officiate. Interment will be in the Cherokee Memorial Park. Family will receive friends on Friday from 4PM – 8PM. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Joe Dowda, Canton, GA; Son and daughter-in-law, Jody & Jan Dowda, Jasper, GA; Daughter and son-in-law, Kathy & Mike Taylor, Canton, GA; Grandchildren, Kimsey Dowda, Jasper, GA; Joe Dowda, Jasper, GA; Matthew Taylor, Canton, GA; & Alec & Shane Taylor, Canton, GA; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Sandy & Al Kenyon, Canton, GA and Bert & Teva Frye, Canton, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray & Dicie Hembree; Sister, Betty Camp; & Brother, Jerry Pinyan. The Caring staff of the Darby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.