Johnny Shannon Mayfield
1969 — 2020
Shannon Mayfield died at his home in Athens, Georgia on December 29 after a valiant eight-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 51 years old. A native of Ellijay, Georgia, Shannon graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Juris Doctorate from the School of Law. Shannon's desire to help others drew him towards politics at an early age, and upon graduation he joined the staff of former Lt. Governor Pierre Howard, quickly rising to chief of staff. Shannon managed numerous political campaigns, including the election of Lewis Massey to Georgia Secretary of State. After Shannon retired from politics, he engaged in many successful real estate...