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Samuel Woodbury Shelton

February 2, 1935 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 85)

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Samuel Woodbury Shelton, 85, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020. He was born in Lincoln County, son of the late Benjamin Franklin Shelton, Sr. and Carrie Louise Keever Shelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Shelton, Russell Shelton, and Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a lifelong member of Alexis Baptist Church.

Mr. Shelton is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances Ann Boggs Shelton; his children, Angela Rumfelt Stone (Larry), Edward Shelton, Benjamin Shelton, and Anita Teague (John); his brother, Bobby Shelton (Charlotte); his sister, Ruth Hawkins; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

All services to honor the life of Mr. Shelton will be private. Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice by visiting

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Gaston Hospice
258 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia NC 28054
Tel: 1-704-861-2405

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