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Originally published: 2012-12-28 14:35:29
Last modified: 2012-12-28 14:35:29

Louise 'Shelby' Warren

Louise E. "Shelby" Oxentine Warren, 71, of Highway 105 By-Pass, Boone, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home.

Born April 28, 1941, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Stewart and Callie Pitts Oxentine. Mrs. Warren was a member of Willow Valley Baptist Church for the past thirty years. She retired as a certified nursing assistant from the ASU Infirmary.

Shelby was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband, Dave Warren; two sons, David Warren and wife, Julie, of Boone, and Wayne Warren of Zionville; two daughters, Brenda Cornell and husband, Tommy, of Vilas, and Sandra Warren of Morganton; six grandchildren, Blaine and Alisha Cornell, Dwayne Warren, and Caleb, Zack and Jonathan Young; four step-grandchildren, Lindsay, Jordan, Tyler and Bailey Messenkopf; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette Oxentine Barker of Waco, Carol Oxentine of Zionville, and Helen Warren of Boone; and brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Helen Warren of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stewart James and Callie Pitts Oxentine; two brothers, Stewart "Bug" Oxentine and Michael "Mike" Oxentine; and one sister, Harriett Oxentine.

Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Willow Valley Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Ray Greene and the Rev. Derek Wilson. Burial will follow in the Willow Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations to the Willow Valley Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Brandon Greer, 436 Clark Swift Road, Vilas, NC 28692.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at the website

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Warren family.