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James Shelton

May 14, 1950 — February 19, 2024

James. E Shelton, 73, of Benton, Tennessee passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, February 19, 2024. James was born on May 14, 1950 to the late William T. and Mamie A. Shelton. He was known for making everyone smile and laugh. He was a really happy soul.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Kenneth Shelton, Thomas Shelton, and Jerry Shelton; his sisters, Wanda Lanoue, Gail Shelton, and Ruth Roberts.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 35 years, Leatrice Shelton; his children, Curtis Shelton, Tina Shelton, Brenda Calkins, and Becky Dotson; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; sister, Becky Fountain; his brother in law, Joe Lanoue; and 2 very special cousins, Caroline Woody, and Ruby Woody; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland with Pastor William Jenkins officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm prior to the service.

You are invited to share a personal memory of James or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland and the Cody family are honored to assist the family with these arrangements.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland

2415 Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37311

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