Katherine Elizabeth Spurling Shelton, 77, of Decatur, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday morning, Sept. 12, 2012, at NHC Healthcare of Athens.
A native of McMinn County, she had lived in Bradley County for many years before moving to Decatur.
She was a daughter of the late George Spurling and Thelma Louise Smyre Spurling Queen. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Terry Shelton; and former husband, Billy Shelton.
She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and had attended Hopewell Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law: Billie Sue Shackelford and Tammy Shelton, both of Athens, Sharon and Michael Franklin and Teresa and Ronnie Price, all of Cleveland; one stepdaughter, Lisa Branam of Old Fort; three sons and daughters-in-law: David and Debra Shelton of Birchwood, John and Sharon Shelton of Cleveland and Tony and Glenda Shelton of Cleveland; six grandchildren: Mitchell Shelton and wife, Angie, Jason Shelton, Joshua Price, Cody Shelton, Amber Shelton and Allison Branam; one great-granddaughter, MaKayley Shelton; four sisters and two brothers-in-law: Betty O’Connor of Chebanse, Ill., Brenda and Earl Patterson of Grand Prairie, Texas, Jane and Eddie Boyd of Athens, Debbie Butcher of Massachusetts; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert Wayne and Sharron Spurling of Littleton, Colo.
The family extends appreciation to the caregivers of NHC Healthcare of Athens.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with the Revs. Mike Rymer and Bill Walker officiating.
Interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Shelton, Mitchell Shelton, Joshua Price, Cody Shelton, Demarr Melton, Michael Franklin, and Ronnie Price.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.