Norman Artie Shelton
Norman Artie Shelton, born August 29, 1928, to the late Artie and Gertie Shelton, departed this life January 4, 2018. He was a life long resident of Rector and a retired farmer. He was a member of Rector United Pentecostal Church for 66 years where he served as deacon and song leader and played his mandolin and guitar. After retirement he spent his time with family and mowing lawns and helping people in Rector. That was his favorite past time.
Survivors include his wife Louise (Cordell) Shelton of 70 years of the home; two daughters, Karen and husband Danny Turner and Dana Street; one son; Keith and wife Cindy Shelton; and one daughter-in-law, Sterlene Shelton. He's also survived by five brothers, Buell, Wayne, Dewey, Doyne and Byron Shelton; one sister, Melda Cavaness; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and a special brother-in-law, Louie Cordell and wife Betty.
He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Shelton; two son-in-laws, Bill Street and Don Allen; two brothers, Burl and Claybourne Shelton; one sister, Avis Adams; and two infant brothers.
Funeral services were held at the First United Pentecostal Church, in Rector, with Brother Phillip LaRue, Louie Cordell and Michael Shelton officiating. Burial was in the Woodland Heights Cemetery, Rector.