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Originally published: 2013-04-12 10:54:18
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Mary Munday Shelton

Mary Gladys Munday Shelton, 96, of Shelton Hollow Road, Creston, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the home of her son.

Gladys was born May 19, 1916, in Washington County, Va., a daughter of the late Marion Wesley Munday and Fannie Hayworth Munday. She was a retired nurse assistant and a long time member of Elk Knob Baptist Church.

Gladys was a loving and kind person and enjoyed being with her family and friends.

Mrs. Shelton is survived by one son, Allen Shelton and wife, Yvonne, of Vilas; two daughters, Hearlie Osborne and husband, Frank, of Oxford, Pa., and Harlene Bennett and husband, Darrell, of Nottingham, Pa.; three grandchildren, Glenda Wallace, Kathy Osborne, and Tommy Bennett; and seven great-grandchildren, Tommy Bennett, Michael Bennett, Emily Wallace, Adam Wallace, Taylor Bennett, Travis Bennett, and Breanne Bennett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Fred Shelton; one son, Ronald Shelton; three grandsons, Michael Osborne, Douglas Bennett, and Timmy Shelton; three sisters; and seven brothers.

Funeral services for Mary Gladys Munday Shelton were conducted 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body lay in state at the chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Officiating were the Rev. J.C. Greene and the Rev. Herbert McCoy. Graveside services and burial were conducted 11 a.m. Friday at Sutherland Cemetery.

The family received friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service. At other times friends called at the home of Allen and Yvonne Shelton, 173 Main Haven Drive, Vilas.

Flowers were appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice of Wilkes, 902 West D Street, Suite B North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

Online condolences may be sent to the Shelton family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.