First Posted: 7/27/2009

DOBSON Mr. Brent Freeman Shinault, 74, of 206 Willow Oak Lane, Dobson, died Friday, July 25, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Surry County to the late Rufus and Bertha Marsh Shinault. Mr. Shinault was a retired Surry County Mapper. Survivors include his wife, Rowena Hundley Shinault of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Pat and husband Gene Gwaltney of Marietta, Ga.; sons and daughters-in-law, James and wife Suzanne Shinault of Waterloo, S.C., and Jeff and wife Michelle Shinault of Brown Summit; and grandchildren, Liza Gwaltney, Samantha Gwaltney, Dean Shinault, Hunter Shinault and Taylor Shinault. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 401 Technology Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030 and Alzheimers Association, 3800 Charlotte, NC 28215. There will be no formal visitation or funeral service. A special thank you to John Henry Oakley and Pam Wilmoth. Howell Funeral Service of Mount Airy is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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