Shelley Lynn Easterday, age 54, of Joe Shoemaker Road, Vilas, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 7, 2014.

Shelley was born July 15, 1960 in Canton, Ohio, a daughter of Carol Wade Blackledge and the late Loyal Walter. She was an employee of Chetola Resort.

Shelley is survived by her husband, Dennis Easterday of Catawba, Ohio; two daughters, Chelsea Easterday of Vilas, and Amber Parker of New Jersey; one step-son, Branden Lyn Easterday of Jacksonville, North Carolina; two granddaughters, Ariana Monique Parker of Catawba, Ohio and Savannah Lyn Easterday of Jacksonville, North Carolina; her mother, Carol Wade Blackledge of Todd; her grandmother, Helen Blackledge; two brothers, Mitchell Blackledge of Spruce Pine and Eddie Blackledge and wife Jennifer of Boone, and five sisters, Sonia Edmonds and husband David and Tonya Long and husband John Paul, all of St. Petersburg, Florida, Deanna Hill of Spruce Pine, Candi Lisa Walter of Spring Hill, Florida, and Holly Blackledge of Todd. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Loyal Walter, and three brothers.

Memorial services for Shelley Lynn Easterday will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 12. 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Gordon Noble.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Horse Helper of the High Country, 1199 Odes Wilson Road, Zionville, North Carolina, 28698.

Online condolences may be sent to the Easterday family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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