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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Wednesday November 3rd, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Marla Ann Shelton

Marla Ann Baker Shelton, 78, Kingsport, passed from this life on October 29, 2021, and soared into Heaven with a band of angels.

Marla was born on June 15, 1943, and was raised in Gate City, Virginia. She graduated from Gate City High School, Virginia Intermont College and Whitney Business School. She worked for several years in the insurance department of Holston Valley Hospital before finding her passion as an antique dealer.

She was her happiest prowling estate sales and flea markets all over the eastern United States. Some of her happiest days were the years she spent after retirement in Florida.

Marla was a member of Airport Christian Church and also attended First Christian Church of Kingsport. She was an animal lover and could spend hours watching “shelter save” videos cuddled up with her “shelter save”, a quirky little Aussie named Holly.

Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her father, James E. Baker (who died in the Invasion of Normandy); her mother Georgia Nell Baker; maternal grandparents, Charles Clayton and Emma Pendleton; and paternal grandparents, Ballard and Peggy Baker.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Randall Shelton; three wonderful sons, Charles Bart, Micky Scott and Brad Baker (Trish) Shelton; granddaughter, Chelsea (David) Fair; and great-granddaughter, Cora Jo Fair.

The family would like to offer a very special thanks to the Holston Valley Medical Center intensive care unit doctors, nurses and staff.

The family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your local animal shelter.

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Randall, Barty, Brad and Mickey, I treasure the memories of your family growing up and want you to know I'm praying for all of you in this great loss. I remember Marla as a calming presence, always smiling and reassuring others. God bless and comfort all of you.

Melinda (Williams) Oakes Nov 4 2021 9:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marla Shelton

James and Ruth Blackwell Nov 3 2021 5:40 PM

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers to all.

Daryl and Michelle Templin Nov 3 2021 11:03 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

Dale and Jill Solomon Nov 1 2021 5:30 PM

Bart, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Beth Griffin Nov 1 2021 2:42 PM

Randall, Barry, Micky, Brad and family,
So sorry to read of Marla's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Martha Williams Oct 31 2021 3:50 PM

Randall, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Benny Reed Oct 31 2021 9:08 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. I grew up being her neighbor Our thoughts are with her whole family

Linda peters Easterling Oct 30 2021 1:50 PM