Nora Shelton
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Nora “Polly” Shelton, 90, a lifelong resident of Cleveland and Bradley County, passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the family residence.

She was the daughter of the late Luther and Jane McKinney. She was also preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Shelton; sisters: Ruby Morgan, Sally McKinney, and Carrie Webb; a daughter, Wylma King and her twin brother, Dora “Preacher” McKinney.

She was a member of Temple Baptist Church for more than 30 years.

She is survived by her daughters: Karen Jenkins McCullough and her husband, Rick, and Arlene Jenkins Johns and her husband, Jerry, all of Cleveland; son, Chester Jenkins and his wife, Margaret, of Cleveland; stepdaughter, Kathy Shelton Miller and her husband, Daniel, of Texas; a stepson, Robby Shelton of Cleveland; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with the Rev. Paul Fox officiating.

Interment will follow in the New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with Bobby Shelton, Bret Nelms, Johnny Johns, Ryan Jenkins, Courtney King and Michael Shelton serving as casket bearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

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