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1 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin & Ladeana Forbis and Family - TX

“We thought a lot of Ruth. She was the caretaker for my mother for the last few years of her life. We hope the best for you and your family. ...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Delmer and Patsy Pliler - TX

“Cecil, we've just learned of you and your family's loss,we are so sorry that we did not know. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Phil & Karen Fleming - White Oak, TX

“Please except my condolences on the loss of your mother. Darrell Gatson ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Darrell Gatson - Longview, TX

“Cecil, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Cindy ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy Martindale - Longview, TX

“Cecil and family, I was sorry to read about your mom's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Cyndi Brace - White Oak, TX

“Oretha was the most delightful lady I have ever had the pleasure to be around and I loved her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy Lasyone Martin - Longview, TX

“Everyone at O'Neal Steel sends our Condolences to the Shelton family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Cotton Davis - Longview, TX

“My deepest condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Irv Garrison - Longview, TX

“Sorry for your loss... beautiful talkative lady. love, paula ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Lasyone Zummo - Kamuela, HI

“Your Mother is now with Jesus, Her Savior. She was the sweetest most kind hearted person I've ever known. She helped me raise my two children. I...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Charlene Freeman - Longview,, TX

“My heart and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. Mothers are so very special and yours was a delight to know. I loved hearing...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Ridgey Watson - Longview, TX

“Betty and Johnny, Sorry to hear of your loss.My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Monica Shields - White Oak, TX

“Tommy & Sheri I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Shannon Johnson - Overton, TX

“Cecil, Don and Tommy, Sorry for your loss. A Mother is a very special person, and it is extremely difficult when you loose them. Just remember, she...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Andy Williams - Longview, TX

“I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that comfort and hope are found in the pages of the Bible....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mrs. Watkins - Bowie, MD


Funeral services for Ruth Oretha Shelton, 79, of Longview, will be 2 PM Wednesday, July 29, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home, Longview, with Reverend Jerry Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday. Mrs. Shelton passed away at a local nursing center Sunday evening. A native of Montgomery, Louisiana, she was born November 19, 1929. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Von Shelton, father, William Matthew Thompson, mother, Mertie Jewel Drewett Thompson, sister, Edna Mae Pender, son, Jerry Avon Shelton, grandson, Jonathan "Bear" Shelton and granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Shelton. Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Don Shelton and wife Bobbie of Longview, Cecil Shelton and wife Kay of Longview, Tommy Shelton and wife Sherri of Kilgore, daughter, Betty Dodson and husband Johnny of White Oak, thirteen (13) grandchildren, sixteen (16) great grandchildren, sisters, Elaine Drew of Gladewater and Glenda Stewart of Union Grove and a brother, Bill Thompson of Mexico.

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