Garner: Community

Notables: Dec. 24

Dr. Robert Louis Shepard and his sister, Celestine Shepard Hinnant, two of the seven children of the late Louis Lee and the late Verna Mae Shepard, have become published authors.

Shepard penned his autobiography, “Fulfilling My Destiny, Step by Step,” which outlines his life from childhood, growing up in Garner to becoming the founding executive director of Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Hinnant compiled poems she had written through the years and presented “The Awakened Pen – Poetic Expressions from the Heart.” Her works include personalized poems, songs and poems about life situations she observed along the way.