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James (Jim) Harry Shelton
Date: 11/3/2018
Location: Thomasville

Mr. James (Jim) Harry Shelton, 92, a resident of Shelton Road, died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Thomasville Medical Center. He was born on November 11, 1926 in Davidson County, NC to Harry Leland Shelton and Katie Mabe Shelton. He was a US Army veteran, having served during WWII and was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men. He retired from EDM, where he worked as a supervisor. After retirement, he continued his love for clocks by making numerous clocks for family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jacob Abraham (Abe) Shelton and Richard Shelton; and sisters, Lucille Myers, Othelia Bumgarner, Mary Segers, and Marie Sink. On January 15, 1955, he married Peggy Rose Hinkle, who survives of the home; also surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Debbie) Hayworth and husband Keith of Chester, SC; sisters, Margaret Hall of Winston-Salem, and Shirley Lamar of Lexington; granddaughters, Kelly Bunch and husband Lucas and Amy Schapiro and husband Allen; great-grandchildren, Will Bunch, Wade Bunch, and Hayworth Schapiro; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church with Pastor Chris Clontz and Rev. Pete Bumgarner officiating. Interment with military rites provided by the National Guard Honor Guard will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 2:30 – 3:30 PM. Mr. Shelton will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the visitation. Memorials may be directed to Mt. Pleasant UMC, 6516 Old Greensboro Rd. Thomasville, NC 27360 or to Heart 2 Heart Foundation, PO Box 2991, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Online condolences may be sent to


Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. Worked with Jim for many years at EDM and he was always a be around. Prayers are with the family.
~ Mike Ussery Trinity , North Carolina
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing.I worked with him at EDM and thought alot of him and brother Abe.May God bless all during this difficult time,thoughts and prayers to the family.Clyde Lanier
~ Clyde Lanier trinity , North Carolina
We have lost another wonderful uncle, father, brother and friend. My Uncle Jim was a very loving and kind man. He never missed a week checking on me when I was going through treatments for breast cancer. He is a huge part of my childhood memories that I cherish; always kidding and picking and making us laugh. Love and prayers to my cousin Debbie, her family and my Aunt Peggy. Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
~ Kimberly Shelton Barnhill Thomasville , North Carolina
So sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I worked with him for about 18 years at EDM, and we remained friends. I was friends with his brothers, Abe and Richard, and knew their wives and children. Will keep the family in our prayers.
~ Conley (Boots) Stinnett Hiram , Georgia
Debbie, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have very fond memories of him while we were in high school. I'll continue to keep you in my prayers.
~ Kathy Wells Thomasville , North Carolina
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials." James 5:11; God "is very tender in affection (very compassionate) and merciful." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
~ Rachel Morton Graham, , North Carolina