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Ellen Ruth Minton Shackleford
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Obituary for Ellen Ruth Minton Shackleford

Ellen Ruth (Minton) Shackleford, age 73, Middlesboro, KY passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was born on July 7, 1945 in Speedwell, TN to the late Samuel and Louella Minton.

Ellen was a loving and devoted Mother and Wife who always put her family first. Her kindness, her strength, her faith, her love for life and will to live were a few of her impeccable qualities. Ellen stood strong when it seemed everyone and everything was falling apart. Her ability to love, forgive, laugh and live was amazing. She always tried to lead by example. Ellen’s life was a testimony to all who knew her. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV) I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Louella Minton; her sister, Madeline Minton; brothers: Ronnie Minton and Willard Minton; and daughter-in-law, Tanya Lawson.
Left to mourn her passing is her husband of 52 years, R. E. Shackleford; her devoted children: David Shackleford, Jerry Shackleford, Pam Shackleford-Sulfridge and husband, Steve Sulfridge, all of Middlesboro, KY; grandchildren: Amanda Shackleford, Brionna Wilson, and Aaron Shackleford; great-grandchildren: Emma Jones and Haylee Jones; her sisters and brother who she cherished: Pauline Givens, Joyce Thacker, Linda (Sonny) Short and Wilburn (Marleen) Minton; Candy Walton, daughter-in-law, who she loved like her own; special friend, Cheryl Howard; special four-legged family members: Jynxy Poo, Bella Sue and MeMe, and many nieces, nephews and other beloved family members and friends. Special thanks to all of the medical providers who have provided services to Ellen throughout the years.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Givens and Rev. Roy Eversole officiating. Music will be provided by Barb and Sterling McDonald. Pallbearers will be Jerry Shackleford, David Shackleford, Steve Sulfridge, Michael Young, Preston Shackleford, and Glen Jr. Brooks. Interment will follow in Yearys Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.

Candle Lighting and Guestbook at www.shumatefuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Jul

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

funeral

Wednesday

18

Jul

1:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Graveside

Wednesday

18

Jul

Yeary Cemetery

Middlesboro
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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