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Florence Lillie (Harbert) Shelor


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Florence Lillie (Harbert) Shelor Obituary
Florence Lillie (Harbert) Shelor

Black Mountain - Florence Lillie (Harbert) Shelor, wife of the late Rev. Dr. Richard Gilmer Shelor, died at age 84 on August 6th in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Born on January 30, 1934 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she grew up in Galax, Virginia, where her father, Guy Morley Harbert, was a civil engineer for the Blue Ridge Parkway and her mother, Hannah Turman Harbert, was a teacher.

Florence graduated from UNC-Asheville. She was an employee of the State of North Carolina Division of Social Services.

She was ordained an elder at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church and enjoyed teaching children, youth and adults there. She was also a volunteer and former board member for Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry and served as President of the Highland Farms Residents' Association. After her husband's graduation from Columbia Seminary, they served together in Max Meadows and Wise, VA and Black Mountain, NC.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Guy Morley Harbert, Jr. Florence is survived by her sons, John Shelor (Susan) and David Shelor (Merry Lynn); and daughter, Anne Shelor Boyles (Rick), and grandchildren Jennifer Shelor Glass (Doug), John Curtis Shelor (Rachel), Graham Shelor and Lillie Shelor, five great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Peggy Harbert.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, August 20th at 11:00 AM at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road.

Donations may be made in Florence's name to Black Mountain Presbyterian Church and designated for the church's Weekday School or the church's work in Ghana or Guatemala.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Aug. 11, 2018
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