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Margery Elizabeth Shelton

Margery Elizabeth Shelton, age 94, 1863 Rice Creek Road, Flag Pond, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Flag Pond and a daughter of the late Winfred J. and Addie E. Briggs Fender.

Margery was the first female employee hired at Morrill Motors with over twenty-five years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Vaughn Shelton on August 6, 2016; one daughter, Phyllis Ann Fowler and one granddaughter, Shannon Jones.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, one son, Robert “Bobby” Shelton and wife, Laura, Flag Pond; two brothers: T. F. Fender, Portland, OR, Jack Fender, Miami, FL; one sister, Patricia Belcher, Stone Mountain, GA; two grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will inter Margery’s cremains alongside her husband’s in the Upper Rice Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Shelton family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Shelton family. (423) 743-1380.