Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton, age 89, of Flag Pond, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shelton was a native of Bryson City, NC and moved to Flag Pond, TN in 1953. She was a daughter of the late Julius B. and Ida Ethel Lane Ball. She worked at Morrill Motors Rocky Fork Plant until her retirement in 1986. Vennie was a member of Higgins Chapel Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Shelton, a daughter Barbara Gosnell and brothers, Fred H. and J.B. Ball.
Mrs. Shelton leaves behind:
Daughters: Frances Coley of Mt. Pleasant, NC
Doris Shelton of Flag Pond, TN
Sons: Johnnie Shelton of Mars Hill, NC
Donald Shelton of Erwin, TN
Lyle Shelton of Erwin, TN
Jimmie Shelton of Unicoi, TN
Gary Shelton of Flag Pond, TN
Sisters: Minnie Bartlett of Black Mountain, NC
Winnie Cook of Verona, MS
Brothers: Roy Ball of Whittier, NC
17 Great Grandchildren
1Great Great Grandchild
Several Nieces and Nephews
The life of Vennie Shelton will be remembered and honored in a funeral service to be held at 7:00 PM, Sunday, September 1, 2013 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Reverend Craig Shelton and Pastor Lincoln Steven Shelton officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will be held from 5:00PM until service time on Sunday at Valley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 2, 2013 at 11:00AM at Shook Cemetery, Mars Hill, NC. Those who will be attending the graveside service will meet at Valley Funeral Home by 9:45 on Monday, September 2, 2013 to go in procession to the cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be her Grandsons Jonathan Dale Shelton, Lincoln Steven Shelton, Joshua Paul Lloyd, Mark Allen Rice, Cody Allen Shelton, and Billy Lloyd. .
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at www.valleyfuneralhome.net. These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Vennie Cleo Ball Shelton through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 37650, 423-743-9187.