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12/13/12 — Mary Elizabeth Shelton

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Shelton, age 85, of Pelham, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Miriam Seyler, Rev. Gary Bell, and Rev. De Hennessy officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:30 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Shelton passed away Monday afternoon at Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, TN.

Mrs. Shelton was born in Sewanee, TN, the daughter of the late Jim L. and Macie Hill Francis. She retired in 1988 from Coffee County Board of Education as a teacher at Hillsboro Elementary School. Prior to retirement, she taught at Manchester City School on College Street, Grundy County High School, and Highland Rim Girl’s School. She was also a home demonstration agent for the UT Extension Office. She loved both Pelham United Methodist Church and Morton Memorial United Methodist Church and was very active in each UMW. She loved to “go” and try new stuff, and was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Shelton was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Wayne Shelton, who passed away in 2004; and one brother, John Francis.

She is survived by her sons, Larry (Reeda Kaye) Shelton and Charles Mark Shelton, both of Pelham; one sister, Virginia Ann Thompson of Elton, KY; and two grandchildren, Dustin (Holly) Shelton and Dera Shelton.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Morton Memorial United Methodist Church, 322 W. Main St., Monteagle, TN 37356 or Pelham United Methodist Church, 2440 Hwy. 50, Pelham, TN 37366 or Gideons, Intl, P.O. Box 1222, Manchester, TN 37349.

Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.