Mary Ruth Holsomback Shelton passed away peacefully on October 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on October 24, 1930 in Calhoun, GA, and was the daughter of the late John Lewis Holsomback and Pearl White Holsomback. She was also preceded in death by: her husband, John D. Shelton, Jr.; and a sister, Frances Holsomback Pullen. Mary Ruth graduated from Sugar Valley High School in 1947, and was a graduate of Herrin School of Business in Dalton, GA. She married her high school sweetheart, John D. (Dickie) Shelton, Jr. and they were happily married for 52 ½ years. Mary Ruth was employed at Herbcraft Textiles for 38 years as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Calhoun, GA.
Traveling and seeing the world with her husband was a favorite pastime of Mary Ruth’s. She also loved reading. But most of all she loved being with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Mary Ruth is survived by her children and their spouses: Sandra and Vaughn Robbins and Susan and Lanny Hamilton. She is also survived by her grandchildren and their spouses: Wimberly and Braxton Comer, John and Melea Robbins, Drew Hamilton, Jacob Robbins, and Courtney and Brandon Browning. She is survived by three great-grandchildren: Gorman Comer, Emily Robbins, and Lyons Comer.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the members of Gordon Healthcare and Homespun Hospice for their compassionate care of Mary Ruth. They would also like to thank Betty Bolen and the ladies at Anthony Company for their kind visits and Thomas Funeral Home for their support during this time.
The family will receive friends at Thomas Funeral Home on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Funeral services will be held immediately after visitation at Thomas Funeral Home with Dr. Bert Vaughn officiating. Pallbearers include John Robbins, Drew Hamilton, Jacob Robbins, Braxton Comer, Brandon Browning, Tom Pullen, Jr., John Pullen and Richard Girdler.
In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Shiner's Hospitals for Children @ 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Thomas Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mary Ruth Holsomback Shelton