September 25, 1923 ~ February 22, 2011

Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Hilda Geraldine Sams Shelton, 87, of Asheville passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. She was a native of Buncombe County and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Lessie Fox Sams. She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. She retired from Trailways Bus Lines and more recently worked many years for the Grove Park Inn. She was a life long member of the Salvation Army. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Manley Jack Shelton and a son, Jack Ronald Shelton both of Asheville. A funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Friday in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with Lt. Brett Cundiff officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home East Asheville on Tunnel Road. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, PO Box 1778 Asheville, NC 28802.

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  1. Dear Jack. Diana and I were very sad to hear of your loss.Time passes so fast you hardly know where it goes. We pray GOD comforts you and your family and eases this loss. Our love and wishes go out to you .


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