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Pansy P. Shelley

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Pansy P Shelley, age 97, of Erwin, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Poplar, NC but lived most of her life in Unicoi County. Pansy was a daughter of the late Billy and Rebecca Bennett Peterson. She was a seamstress, quilt maker, loved to garden and cook. Ms. Shelley was a lifetime member of Erwin Church of the Brethern. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, J. Kelcy Shelley, 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

She leaves behind:
Children: Billy Shelley and wife, Charlotte of Erwin
Shirley Barnett and husband, Oden of Erwin
Doris Murphy and husband, Ellis of Unicoi
Sister: Pearlee Chandler of Poplar, NC
5 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Grandchildren
2 Great Great Great Grandchildren

The life of Pansy P. Shelley will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Phil Graeber and Dr. Randy Griffith will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Libby Hatcher. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Valley Funeral Home. A committal service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Roselawn Memory Gardens. Those who will attend are asked to meet at Valley Funeral Home on Thursday by 10:30 AM. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Pansy P. Shelley through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.