Born: Thursday Feb 5, 1931

Died: Wednesday Jan 10, 2018


Loretta Griffin Shelton

February 5, 1931 - January 10, 2018

Loretta Griffin Shelton, 86, of 308 E. Aiken Road in Eden, passed away Wednesday evening, January 10, 2018, at Hospice Home of Rockingham County.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, January 14th at Fair Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Overlook Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1 - 2 PM) at Fair Funeral Home and other times at the home of her son, Tim, 210 Weaver Street, Eden, NC.

Mrs. Shelton was born February 5, 1931 in Rockingham County, NC to the late Oscar Lee and Thelma Hennis Griffin.  She was a former member of Meadow View Methodist Church. Loretta's work history was varied throughout her life, having worked for Sears on Lawndale Avenue in Greensboro, was a Dispatcher for Eden Police Department, White Dot Convenience Store, was a retiree of Fieldcrest Mills, and following retirement she was a General Manager for Dollar General.

She is survived by her son, Tim Shelton and wife, Beth of Eden;  two daughters, Jerri Deacon of Eden and Jonie Howell and husband, Mark of Garner;  four grandchildren, Kristy Witt of the home, Austin Shelton of Raleigh, Haley Shelton of Smyrna, TN, and Lacy Howell of Garner;   three great-grandchildren, T.J and Madison Witt, and Liam Dreyer; brother, Kenan Griffin and wife, Pat of Mayodan; niece, Robin Lanning;  and nephew, Ken Griffin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" L. Shelton;  two brothers, Oscar Lee Griffin, Jr. and Frankie Griffin.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Jenni Jay, the staff of Morehead Nursing Center, Hospice of Rockingham County, and the staff of Eden Internal Medicine and Dr. Shah.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Thinking of you all during this time and praying for our God's peace. With Love, Kim and Family
Kim Howell Myslinski

Deepest sympathies Piedmont Silver Eagle Family
Colleen Fields

Terrific lady! She was always a joy to be around while dispatching at the PD. My condolences to the family during these tough days in the valley. May God comfort you with his abiding love.
Tommy Griffin

Dear Tim and Family, We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Beth and Darrin Pulliam

Tim & Jerri - So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I have lots of memories of her growing up. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron & Lisa Shively Harbour

Dear Tim & Beth, Your Mother was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed working with her at Dec Bed. I know she will be missed.
Laura & Bill Horsley

Dear Jerri Lynn and Tim.... We were sorry to hear of your beautiful mother’s passing. Know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Loretta was one of my moms dancing friends when we were all little....she was telling your Mom and Dad danced with them at the CB Hut and they had so many FUN times...thinking of ya’ll🙏
Keith and Sherry Aheron

What a lady! We celebrate her life with you.
Duane & Gloria Best

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