Mr. Timothy Justin Shelton, 25, of Thomson, died from injuries received from a tragic automobile accident.
Justin graduated from Thomson High School, Class of 2002 and was a graduate from University of Georgia in May 2008, with a bachelors of landscape architecture. He was on the Dean's List. Justin was on the Board of the UGA Alumni Association, Augusta Chapter. He was employed by Allgood Outdoors of Cumming, Ga., where he anticipated a promising career. Justin is survived by his parents, Tim and Lynn Shelton and his brother, William Shelton, all of Thomson; his maternal grandparents, Don and Dot Rawls of Thomson; his paternal grandparents, Miriam Shelton and the late Milburn Shelton of Martinez, Ga.
Justin was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and water sports. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He recently traveled to Argentina with his Dad for a special hunting trip. He loved spending time with his family and friends at the family farm or the lake. His girlfriend, Erin Tuggle, held a special place in his heart. Justin's mild-mannered nature, fun-loving attitude and dry wit will truly be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2009, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. C. W. Edwards officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Gibson, Ga.
Pallbearers were Kevin Cowart, Adam Hill, Will Dudley, Dustin Pilgrim, Jason White and Rusty Finley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Annette Black 7519 Edgehill - Mitchell Rd. Mitchell, Ga. 30820 or to the Augusta Chapter of the UGA Alumni Association , Wray- Nicholson House, 298 South Hull St. Athens, GA 30602.