Memorial service for Shanda Renee Carney Fanning age 37 of Lynchburg, formerly of Shelbyville, will be held Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home with Brother Mark Hall officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Mrs. Fanning, a pilot for UPS died as result of injuries sustained in a aircraft crash in Birmingham, Alabama early Wednesday morning. Per Shanda’s wishes, she was cremated.
A Celebration of Life reception will begin at 4:00 pm Monday afternoon in the fellowship hall of Fair Haven Baptist Church, 2726 HWY 231 North, Shelbyville.
A native of Bedford County, she is the daughter of Eph “Sonny” & Wilma Kay Carney and was preceded in death by a brother Chad Legrand Carney. She was a 1994 graduate of Shelbyville Central High and then graduated from MTSU in 1999. She flew her first solo at age 16, later piloted a Beech 400 for Triton Boats where she piloted President George W. Bush, then went on to fly for Fraction Air, Continental Airways and then to UPS.
Survivors in addition to her parents, her husband of 3 1/2 years, Bret Fanning of Lynchburg, and brother Chris (Misty) Carney of Mulberry, in-laws, Joe & Gerry Fanning of Lynchburg, 2 nephews & 1 niece, 11 horses, 2 dogs, 1 donkey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shanda Carney Fanning Aviation Scholarship or Horse Rescue Fund, Regions Bank 101 Elm St. Shelbyville, TN 37160 (931)685-1479.
Doak-Howell Funeral Home is serving the family. www.doakhowellfuneralhome.com