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Obituary for Dorrance Euel Shelton

Dorrance Euel Shelton (Don), age 76, of Bassett, VA went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Don was born September 5, 1941, to the late, James Harvey Shelton and Evelyn Deal Shelton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Rodney Shelton and Johnnie Eugene Shelton.

He was a devoted man of integrity who loved the Lord, his wife, his family and his country, and his love was shown in that order. He loved people, was a man of great faith, and a prayer warrior who leaves a legacy of love and faith to his family and friends. Don was a member of Mercy Crossing.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Shelton of the home; son, Chris Dorrance Shelton of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter, Kathryn Joy Smith and husband, B.J. of Ferriday, LA; grandchildren, Jonathan Dorrance Shelton, Brooke Denise Shelton, Brian Joshua Smith and wife, Breanna, Jordan Kyle Smith and wife, Katlyn, and Justin Daniel Smith; and great-grandsons, Axel Jaxon Smith and Luke David Smith.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Mercy Crossing with Dr. Jackie Poe and Rev. B.J. Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Mercy Crossing and other times at the home. Burial will be at Shelton Family Cemetery in Patrick Springs, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mercy Crossing for Mercy Nuggets Ministry, an outreach to feed children in the community, at 1978 Joseph Martin Hwy., Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory of Martinsville, VA will be serving the Shelton family. Online condolences may be made at

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Mercy Crossing

1978 Joseph Martin Hwy.
Martinsville, VA 24112





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Mercy Crossing

1978 Joseph Martin Hwy.
Martinsville, VA 24112


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