Shirley Ann George Emler, age 75, died Thursday, August 15, 2019, at her residence in Nettleton. She was born September 25, 1943, to Berlin George and Dorothy Burleson Best in Monroe County. She was a resident of Nettleton for 41 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, working in her yard, and planting flowers. Survivors include one daughter, Shelley Whitten (Johnny); three sisters, Debbie Wilemon (Todd), Sue Monger, and Doris Foster (Jim); four brothers, Timmy Best, Gary Best, Danny Ray Best (Debbie), and Michael Best (Susan); three grandchildren, Starr Burroughs, Telicia Cummings, and Jerry Whitten; nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Franklin “Buddy” Emler; three brothers, Randy Best, John Paul Best, and Glen Allen Best (Patti); niece, Sherry Best, nephew, Cary Thomason.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, 2019, in the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Nettleton with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery. Pallbearers are John David Coker, Ricky Burroughs, Glen Best, Kyle Harmon, Ronnie Shackelford, and Herman Kimbrough. Honorary Pallbearers are Jim Foster, Jake Burroughs, and Aiden Kelly. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton.