ELIZABETHTON, TN - Ruby Frances Shelton, 80, formerly of 222 Hardin Hollow Road, Elizabethton, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004 at Pine Ridge Care Center following an extended illness.
Mrs. Shelton was a native of Washington County and had lived in Carter County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Eli and Bertha Brummitt Trivett and was also preceded in death by four sisters, Ethel Trivett, Nell Melenson, Ella Mae Gee and Maude Trivett, and two brothers, Elbert Trivett and C.B. Trivett.
Mrs. Shelton was of the Baptist faith and retired from Holiday Inn in Johnson City in Housekeeping.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Charlie L. Shelton, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ron Langham, Riverdale, Ga.; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Raymond and Cassie Shelton, Jonesboro, Ga., Roy Lee Shelton, Gary Dean and Sherry Shelton, and Bobby Gene Shelton and his fiancee, Roberta Hardin, all of Elizabethton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Eli "Sonny" Trivett Jr., Thomson, Ga.; and two sisters, Margaret Smith, of Florida, and Pat Yates, Alexandria, Va. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 5, at Blevins Cemetery with the Rev. D.C. Byrd officiating.
Active pallbearers were Robert Shelton, David Shelton, Michael Shelton and Danny Tanner. Honorary pallbearers were the nursing staff of Pine Ridge Care Center, Bill and Evelyn Ward, Dr. Stephen May and Dr. George Kehler.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, TN 37644.