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Melvin Ray Shelton - Obituary

Nov. 24, 1922 - Jan. 14, 2016

Melvin Ray Shelton, 93, of Alderson, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home.

Melvin was born November 24, 1922 at Alderson, WV and was the last surviving child of Willie Grant and Margaret Mitchell Shelton. Melvin graduated from Alderson High School, class of 1942

Mr. Shelton was a WWII Army Veteran, was a member of Pence Springs Community Church and was a retired mechanic from Valley Ford in Alderson. He was formerly employed by Gene Byard Ford, Roger Dean Ford and Bert Wolfe Ford in Charleston, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Thelma Epperly and Ruth Spruill; and brothers, Forrest, Fred, Howard and Ralph Shelton.

Survivors include his wife Lola Coiner Shelton; daughter, Melissa Margaret Shelton Scott of Winchester, VA; son John William Shelton and wife Amy of Green Bank; and special granddaughter, Ella Scott of Winchester, VA.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Monday January 18, 2016 at the Pence Springs Community Church with Pastors Roger Persinger and Sam Groves officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Pence Springs Community Haven of Rest Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until time of the service on Monday, January 18, 2016.

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