Shirley Ann Avants, age 61, of Winder, died May 25, 2006. She was a member of Calvary Chapel of San Jacinto, CA and a CNA- In Home Care- Visiting Nurses Association. Parents: Willie Mae K. Wall of Sun City, CA and the late Winton Sheets. She is survived by: Spouse: Larry Avants of Winder; Sons: Gerald Howard of Gainesville, James Howard of Hardwick, GA, Joseph Howard of CA; Son & Daughter in Law: Gary & Laura Avants & Son Ron Avants of Hemet, CA; Daughters & Sons in Law: Trish & Tom Redfern of Buford, GA, Leila & Jeff Tyner of Gainesville, and Melinda & Jim Hunsicker of CA; 17 Grandchildren; Brother: James Melvin Sheets of Orange, CA; Sister: Wanda Lee Loerch of Menifee, CA; She was preceded in death by a Brother: Hiram (Art) Sheets. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 6 to 8:30 and Sunday from 2 to 4 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 4:00 Sunday May 28, 2006 at Smith Memory Chapel. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, Georgia. (770)867-4553