GOLDTHWAITE Funeral services for Herbert Lynn Shelton, 77, of Mullin will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Stacy-Wilkins Funeral Chapel with Bill Ellis and Dr. John Clifford officiating. Burial will follow in Dudley Cemetery in Democrat.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

He died Monday, April 19, 2010, at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Mills County, to Amos Kempner Shelton and Ellis Glee (Perry) Shelton.

He was married to Marlene Hodges on Sept. 6, 1953, in Mullin. He was a member of Zephyr United Methodist Church.

He served in the U.S. Army. He was retired from Santa Fe Railroad.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Shelton of Democrat; children, Tammy Lynn Shelton and wife Melody of Trent, Sam Bennett Shelton and wife Darla of Darrouzett, and Clyde Roy C.R. Shelton and wife Lupe of Democrat; six grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Shelton, Donnie Shelton and Tommy Shelton; aunt, Ann Wright; uncle, Wayne Perry; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Timothy Lynn; and brother, Alvin Kempner Shelton.