Cloy Clarence Shelton

Mr. Cloy Clarence Shelton, age 86 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Born Wednesday, September 21, 1932 in Atlanta, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Francis Eileen Lee Shelton and Henry Clarence Shelton; daughter, Dana

Shelton Files; brothers, Patrick Lee and Thomas Richard Shelton; sisters, Jettie Dean Moore and Kay Francis White; and sons-in-law, Don Vaughan and Terry Dempsey.

Mr. Shelton was a member of Sardis Baptist Church and the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 247. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the First Missle Regiment during the Korean War. Mr. Shelton worked in the community along side his wife as business owners of Shelton’s Grocery and Shelton’s Greenhouse. He enjoyed raising cattle and working at his Watermelon Farm. Mr. Shelton loved hunting and fishing. He especially loved his grandchildren and his dear wife.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 54 years, Janie Taylor Shelton; daughters, Anita Gail Vaughan and Betty Louise Dempsey; sons, Cloy Steven Shelton (Liz) and Lester Max Shelton; grandchildren, Aaron, Tyler, Jacob, Josh, Drew, Miranda, Olivia, MaKayla, Kaitlyn, Gabriel, and Grace; 5 great grandchildren; and siblings, Cele Thompson, Linda Sue Grove, Connie Ferguson, LaWanda Holmes, and David Shelton. Mr. Shelton also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Taylor officiating. Interment followed with in Sardis Cemetery, near Atlanta, under the direction of Southern Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Tony Ferguson, Bruce Weatherford, Dane Waxley, Bo Files, Gabriel Shelton, Drew Purvis. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron Vaughan and Jacob Dempsey.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online by visitingwww.southernfuneralhome.com.

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