Oleta Shelton McConnell


Oleta Shelton McConnell, 89, of Athens, died Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018, at Limestone Health Facility.
Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 16, from 12-2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home, with funeral services immediately following. Autry Hudson will be sharing words of comfort and remembering Oleta's life.
Pallbearers will be Chris Reeves, Brian Hudson, Patrick Neill, Ray McConnell, Bob McConnell, Jamie Cole and Skylar Swearinger.
Oleta was born July 10, 1929, to Arch and Maude Shelton of the Goodsprings area. She trusted Jesus at a young age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens. Her joy was her children, and especially her grands and great-grandchildren.
Oleta is preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Maude Shelton; one sister, Clessie Ruth Shelton; two brothers, Edwin Shelton and Austin Shelton.
She is survived by her children, Becky Hudson (Autry) of Athens, Alabama; Connie Reeves of Courtland, Alabama; Bob McConnell of Athens, Alabama; and Ray McConnell (Donna) of Decatur, Alabama; grandchildren, Chris Reeves, Brian Hudson (Belinda), Shannon Neill (Patrick), Rebecca Yarbrough and Natasha Scott; great-grandchildren, Caroline Hudson, Cassidy Hudson, Josie Hudson, Ashton Neill, Brennan Neill, Skylar Swearinger, Natalie Swearinger and Coy Yarbrough; sister-in-law, Eloise Shelton; and several nieces and nephews.
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Published on November 14, 2018
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