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Blanche Marie Shelton

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Funeral services for Blanche Marie (Hill) Shelton, 91, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Lamar Street Baptist Church with Rev. Clayton Douglas officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Shelton died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at Hoyt Place in Sweetwater. She was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Wichita Falls. She married James Calvin "Zip" Shelton on July 26, 1941 in Henrietta, TX. She was a member of Lamar Street Baptist Church. She had lived in Sweetwater since 1957. She and her husband J.C. "Zip" Shelton owned and operated Zip's Grocery for 17 years. She was a homemaker and loved her family as well as many other friends.
Survivors include two sons, James Kelvin Shelton and wife Donna of Sweetwater and Steven Todd Shelton and wife Kelly of Sweetwater; three daughters, Sharon Lynne Smith of McKinney, Janice Sue Turner of Iowa Park, TX and Shelli Denise Richards and husband Gary of Palestine, TX; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband J.C. "Zip" Shelton on Dec. 30, 1989; a brother, Gilford Hill; two sisters, Frances Rutledge and Gwen Holloway; and a son-in-law, Robert L. "Bob" Smith.
Pallbearers will be Landon Miller, Lee Schubert, Jimmy Shelton, Jarod Shelton, Shelton Rainey, Shaun Rainey, Seth Jones and Med Richards.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Oct. 24, 2015
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