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Blanche “Penny” Shelton

Blanche “Penny” Shelton, age 78, of Flag Pond, passed away on Monday July 21 2014. She was born in New Port, VA on April 10, 1936. She retired from the Unicoi County School System in 1994 after 18 years service. She sang with Winfred Shelton and the Harmoneers for 26 years, ministering in churches and events throughout our region. She was a member of Memorial Church of God. Penny is preceded in death by a brother, John Wilkinson, a daughter Deborah Daniel, and a step son, Johnny Shelton.

Penny Shelton has left behind to cherish her memories:
Husband of 28 years: Reverend Winfred Shelton of Flag Pond,
Daughter: Cheryl and Jim Knapp of Flag Pond,
Son: Dwayne and Jennifer Shelton of Elizabethton,
Step Children: Wilma Guy, Benny Shelton, Linda and Barry Deel, Larry and Gail Shelton, Lloyd and Judy Shelton,
Grandsons: Robert Daniel, Glen Daniel, Jr, Heath Shelton, Corey Shelton,
Granddaughters: Steffanie Horbath, Joanie and Jeanie Shelton, Ashley Lewis
Great grandchildren: Faith, McKenzie and Nicole,
3 special sisters-in-law: Freda Wilkinson, Lou Ella Shelton and Jean Shelton,
Several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and step nieces and nephews.
A very very special friend, Shirley Williams.

The family requests the honor of your presence as we honor and remember the life of Blanche “Penny” Shelton in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 25, 2014 at Memorial Church of God, Cutshall Town, Madison County, NC with Reverend Ralph Shelton, Reverend Raymond Cantrell and Reverend Richard Lowe officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 P.M. and continue until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday July 24, 2014 in the chapel of Valley Funeral Home and also at the church on Friday from 1:00 PM until service time. A graveside committal service will follow the funeral service at Cutshall Town Cemetery, Madison County, NC.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Blanche “Penny” Shelton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.