Yvonne Ellison Shelton, age 74, of Main Haven Drive, Vilas, passed away Tuesday morning, July 9, 2019, at her home.

Yvonne was born March 6, 1945 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Earl and Jean Wilson Ellison. She was a retired administrative assistant for the Watauga County Sheriff's Department and a member of Mabel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Allen Shelton, of the home, one daughter; Glenda Wallace of Trade, Tennessee, one grandson; Adam Wallace of Trade, Tennessee, one granddaughter; Emily Gentry and husband Steven, one great-grandson; Conley Gentry all of Mountain City, Tennessee, one sister; Earle Jean Munday of the Sutherland Community, one brother; Gary Ellison and wife Jan of Todd, North Carolina, two nephews; Terry Munday and wife Melissa of the Sutherland Community, Derrick Ellison and wife Jamey of Todd and one niece; Melissa Pruitt and husband Kevin of Todd.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son; Timothy Shelton, one son-in-law; Wayne Wallace, one half sister; Elithe Johnson, one great-grandson; Carter Gentry, one nephew; Randall Munday and one brother-in-law; Kermit Munday.

Funeral service for Yvonne Ellison Shelton will be conducted Friday, July 12, 2019 at 2:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Reverend Cindy Lunsford and Reverend Delmar James will officiate. Interment will follow in the Ellison Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00, at the chapel, one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the Mountaineer Ruritan Club for their continued support and assistance.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645, or to Mountaineer Ruritan Club, C/O Jim Harmon Treasurer, 196 Phillips Branch Road, Vilas, North Carolina 28692.

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