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Sara Jane (Grandell) Shelton

February 5, 1937 ~ September 9, 2021 (age 84)


Sara Jane Grandell Shelton, age 84, of Cleveland passed away Thursday September 9, 2021, at Hospice of Chattanooga Care Center.

Sara was a native of Athens and longtime resident of Cleveland.  She was a daughter of the late Asbury Grandell and Vertie Lee Phillips Grandell. She is also preceded by sons Ricky Shelton, Arnold Ray Shelton and Ross Eula Shelton, daughter Kathy Shelton and sister Julie Freeman.

Sara is survived by her

Daughters Dorothy Shelton Lopez and Shannon Denise Shelton, both of Cleveland;

Sons Jackie Lee Shelton and wife Tracy of Cleveland, and Lester Howard Shelton and wife Elaine of Cleveland;

13 Grandchildren;

6 Great Grandchildren;

Sister Marie Miller and husband Jimmy of Etowah;

Significant other James Sutton of Cleveland.

The family will receive friends from 12 PM – 2 PM Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Ziegler Funeral Home Chapel.

A graveside service will be at 2:30 PM at Buttram Cemetery.

If you cannot attend the visitation or graveside services, you are encouraged to sign the online registry at:

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Sara Jane Grandell Shelton.

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September 13, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

September 13, 2021

2:30 PM
Buttram Cemetery
County Road 220 and County Road 214
ATHENS, TN 37303

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