Nelson Bennett Shelton

Nelson Bennett Shelton, 86, of 1701 Melinda Drive, Altavista died Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at his home.  He was the husband of Jacaline Adams Shelton for 64 years.

He was born August 29, 1934 in Pittsylvania County, a son of the late Sandy Shelton and Emma “Loriece” Worsham Shelton.  He was a member of the Altavista Church of Christ and a retired employee of The Lane Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Steve Blake Shelton of Altavista; and special neighbors, Chuck and Dawn Newman, and Dale and Mary McCraw.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley Martin Shelton and Charles Aaron Shelton.  

 A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Altavista Memorial Park by Larry Evans, Minister.

Viewing of Nelson will be from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2020 at Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Altavista Church of Christ, 1301 Avondale Drive, Altavista, VA 24517 or Centra Hospice, 3300 Rivermont Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503.

When in attendance, please help protect the health of our family and friends by observing Covid-19 precautions of at least 6 feet social distancing and wearing face masks.

Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.

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