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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Tuesday September 12th, 2017

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Sam Shelton

Marion-Sam Shelton, 79, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin. Sam was born on October 14, 1938 in Piggott, AR to Cleo Edwin and Frances (Alzreia) Shelton. He married Susan Geer and together they shared 39 years of marriage. Sam attended Bardwell Kentucky high school and Paducah Junior College. He was the publisher at the Marion Daily Republican for many years and owned the Homemaker Newspaper.  Sam was the past president of the Marion Chamber of Commerce and a member of First Baptist Church and the Marion Elks. Survivors include: Wife-Susan Shelton Daughter-Jill Holderfield and husband Virgil of Marion Son-Scott Shelton and wife Melinda of Creal Springs Son-Brad Angel and wife Cathy of Prosper, TX Grandchildren: Kristina and Aaron Barnaby of Marion Bethany and James Branson of Iuka, IL James “Adam” Holderfield of Marion Joshua and Audrey Shelton of Belleville Sarah and Brian Hirtzer Matt Page Tori Page Scarlett Angel Great grandchildren: Alyssa and Brooklyn Mezo Aiden Barnaby Makenzi Randolp Mattie Branson Dylan Kenshalo Charlotte Shelton He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Steven Shelton A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

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