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September 18, 2013

Herbert Dale Shellhouse

TRAVERSE CITY — Herbert D. Shellhouse, 62, of Atlanta, Ga., and Traverse City, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.

A Cleveland, Ohio, native, Herb was the son of the late Herbert C. and Marianna Bloch Shellhouse and was a graduate of North Springs High School, Atlanta, Ga. He graduated from Emory University with highest honors in political science and received a law degree with distinction from Emory University School of Law.

Following law school he clerked for Federal District Court Judge Albert Henderson. He joined Troutman, Sanders in 1977 and later became a partner specializing in commercial litigation for more than 25 years. Most recently he had served as a mediator in Fulton and Cobb counties.

In 1991 on the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy, he married Winifred D. Simpson, who survives him. Herb was a white-knuckle flyer, but in spite of that, he and Winnie became world travelers, journeying to all the continents save one. On every trip Herb took charge of where to eat, becoming a true gourmand over the years.

Closer to home he was a regular on the paths of the Chattahoochee Recreational Area, always in the company of his miniature pinscher, Penny, and usually listening to some talk show about politics, one of his lifelong interests.

Family lore says that he stood on a neighborhood corner holding a hand painted “Vote Nixon” sign when he was eight years old, and his interest in politics never faltered.

Herb is also survived by his sister, Marilyn Straub, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; brother-in-law, Joe Leigh Simpson, of New York City; sister-in-law, Sandra Carson, of Washington, D.C.; and nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. In accordance with Herb’s wishes, no service will be held.

Those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution to The Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption, Inc.

Lord & Stephens West is in charge of arrangements; www.lordandstephens.com.

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