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Clifton Shelton

Published: 05/10/2013

Clifton Shelton, age 83, of Newport, entered peacefully into his Heavenly home on Friday, May 10, 2013, surrounded by his family that he loved so much.

He was a kind, loving and generous husband, father, and papaw. He always had a beautiful smile for everyone he met. He was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents James William Shelton and Florence Ford Shelton, brothers Doyle Shelton and Walter Shelton, sister Dorothy Dawson, son-in-law Jerry Jones, brothers-in-law Brady Raines, Earl Clarke, Joe Edwards, Sidney Gregg Dawson, R. D. Cogburn, Charles Cogburn, Kenneth Godfrey, Richard Foust, and Walt Medlin; sisters-in-law Helen Godfrey, Alice Shelton, and Mae Cogburn; father-in-law Tip Cogburn, and mother-in-law Lillie Cogburn.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years Louise Cogburn-Shelton, son Dale (Janet) Shelton, daughters Patricia Lovell and Marilyn Jones; grandchildren Craig Gowan, Brooke (Mikey) White, Matthew (Tearsa) Shelton, Randy Crum, Scott (Tracy) Jones, and Jeremy Jones; great-grandchildren Brandon Brown, Shayne Watts, Madison Walker, Jayden and Elijah White, Jayce Shelton, Deegan Crum, Tyler Barnes, and Tekowa Stanley; sisters Ruby Raines of White Pine and Birdia Edwards of New Jersey; brothers Herman (Margaret) Shelton of Newport and Vaughn Shelton of Parrottsville; sisters-in-law Frankie (Howell) Wright of Newport, Sue Medlin of North Carolina, Regina Shelton of Church Hill, Elaine Cogburn of Newport, and Ostia Shelton of Iowa; several nieces and nephews; his furry companion Sam-bo; special friend whom he loved like a son Gary Gentry; his church family, and a host of several friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Davis officiating.

Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, in Union Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday at Manes Funeral Home prior to the funeral services.

Family and friends may sign the guest register online at

Manes Funeral Home in charge


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