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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday December 10th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Funeral Service

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday December 10th, 2021
2:00pm

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Ethel Lee Shelton

Ethel Lee Shelton, 81, of Marion, passed away after battling a lengthy illness, on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 2021 while surrounded by her family at her home.

Ethel was born in McDowell County, NC on January 22, 1940, to the late Thomas Lee and Mary Randolph Lee. She was married to her husband of 67 years, Clyde Delano Shelton. Ethel enjoyed spending time outdoors. She enjoyed Nascar, was an avid fan of Jeff Gordon and loved her Atlanta Braves. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends, but most of all, Ethel loved and adored her family.

In addition to her parents, Ethel was preceded in death by two brothers, Eugene Lee and Jay Will Lee; a sister, Wilma Palmore; and a grandson, Michael Wayne Presnell.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Clyde Shelton of the home; three daughters, Debra Shelton, Janet Gragg (Bear), and Rachel Bartlett; three sisters, Gladys Kuykendall, Ruth Duncan, and Margie Edwards; two brothers, James Lee (Debbie) and Charles Lee; four grandchildren, Pamela Ledford (Sean), Justin Gragg (Susan), Jaime Hanlon (Patrick), and Ian Bartlett; five great grandchildren, Braedan Hanlon, Harper Hanlon, Aurora Gragg, Jacob Ledford (Ashley) and Ethan Ledford; two great great grandchildren, Noland Ledford and Josclyn Hughes.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021, at the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion with the Reverend Jeff Duncan officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow at McDowell Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Care Partners Hospice of Marion, 575 Airport Rd. Marion, NC 28752.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Care Partners Hospice of Marion, especially, Angela Taylor (RN), Megan Stackable (CNA), Samantha Kaylor (Social Worker), and Diane Brooks (Chaplin) for their warm hearts and dedicated hard work and kindness.


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A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Lesa Silver Dec 15 2021 6:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Craig & Christina Reel Dec 13 2021 7:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Samuel R Frady Dec 13 2021 6:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Faye & Frankie Marlowe Dec 10 2021 3:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Aunt Ethel's passing. I hadn't seen her since Mom was alive (so many years ago) but I do have great memories of Mom taking us as kids to her house for visits. We always loved going there and she was always so loving and sweet to us.

Renee (Lee) Wilkie Dec 10 2021 2:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Renee (Lee) Wilkie Dec 10 2021 2:10 PM

So sorry to hear of Aunt Ethel's passing. I haven't seen her since before Mom died so many years ago but I have fond memories of Mom bringing all of us as kids to her house to visit. I always would think about her and the family when I drive past her house.

Renee (Lee) Wilkie Dec 10 2021 11:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Barbara B Silver Dec 10 2021 10:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

CarePartners Hospice Dec 10 2021 9:23 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ethel Shelton

Susan Sheehan Dec 9 2021 7:47 PM

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