Laura Belle Shelton Sharp, 79, of Caryville, died June 6 at LaFollette Medical Center. She was a member of Lake City Church of God. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
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She was preceded in death by her parents William Sterling and Callestine Bruce Shelton; brothers Lloyd 'Bud', Foister Lee, Oscar Hewitt, Burgin Deloy 'Muv', Johnnie Lester and James Shelton; sisters Pernie Gwin, Sarah Evans and twin sister Lilly Shelton.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Benny James Sharp of Caryville; son Michael James Sharp and wife, Suzanne, of Jacksboro; daughter Tonya Tyann and husband Gary Toler of Lake City; grandchildren Christopher, Joshua, Amanda and Courtney; brothers Burton 'Pood' Shelton and wife Vivian, Pete Shelton and wife Bonnie, all of Caryville, and Don Shelton and wife Brenda of Jacksboro; sisters Jessie Shelton of Caryville, Becky Howard and husband, Doug, of Lake City; several nieces and nephews and special friend Onie Wilson.
Funeral services were June 10 with the Rev. Charles Harness and the Rev. Ray Woods officiating. Interment was June 11 at Campbell Memorial Gardens.
Martin Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on June 13, 2013