Barbara Ann Pitts Shell, 67, of 220 Laurel Drive, Athens, wife of Harry Earl Shell, passed away Thursday morning, May 17, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart. Mrs. Shell was born in Elbert County, July 7, 1944, to the late Juit and Onie Caldwell Pitts. She was a retired food service worker at Clark County Middle School, a member of Elberton First Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memories are her husband of 49 years, Harry Earl Shell; daughter, Sonya Shell of Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Anisa Shell of Hartwell; grandson, Ethan Shell; brother, Ben Pitts of Seneca, South Carolina; sisters, Estelle Parham and Jeanette Witcher, both of Elberton; and other special family, Karole Keith, Shirley and Charles Bishop, Jerry and Martha Shell, Jerry Scott Shell, Elaine Shell, and Julie Shell Leuthard and family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by siblings, Flordene Hammonds and Dewey Pitts. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 2PM Sunday, May 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery with Barry Witcher, Darrell Witcher, Matt Brown, Keith Caldwell, Rick Melton, Stroud Williams, Andy Elder, and Robbie Kidd serving as pallbearers. Jerry Scott Shell and Charles Bishop will serve as honorary pallbearers. The Shell family is at the home of Estelle Parham, 1350 Calhoun Falls Highway, Elberton, and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 5-8PM Saturday evening. Expressions of sympathy may be flowers or donations in her honor to St. Mary's Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, Georgia 30622. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.berryfh.com. Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Barbara Ann Pitts Shell.