Lurlene Brinkley Shelton

Born: Wed., May 14, 1947
Died: Wed., Jan. 2, 2013

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Joan Lurlene Brinkley Shelton, age 65, of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at St. Mary''s Good Samaritan Hospital. A lifelong Greene County resident, she was born on May 14, 1947 to the late Henry Ira Brinkley and Myra Stewart Brinkley. Lurlene graduated from Greensboro High School and worked as a seamstress for Lena Hy Garment Company. She also babysat at Rainwaters and at home. She married Jackie Shelton on May 10, 1964 and they recently celebrated their forty-eighth anniversary She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Union Point. Lurlene was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, working the word find books and reading.

In addition to her husband, Jackie Shelton, of Greensboro, GA, Lurlene is survived by a daughter, Sheila Hurrell of Bishop, GA; a son Steve Shelton of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, Samantha Nichole Hurrell of Bishop, GA, Joshua Shelton of Watkinsville, GA, Cameron Michael Hurrell of Bishop, GA and Ashley McGhee and husband Richard of Danielsville, GA; great grandchildren, Ruston McGhee and Jaxton McGhee; sisters, Sybil Brown, Jewel Gail Ellington, and Debbie Brantley; brothers, Melvin Brinkley, Jessie Brinkley, Cecil Brinkley, Jimmy Brinkley and Charlie Brinkley; plus a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Milligan and by two brothers, Huey Brinkley and Tracy Brinkley.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Dennis Garner officiating. Interment will follow in Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Joshua Shelton, Cameron Hurrell, Richard McGhee, Nick Hillsman, Matt Garland and Ben Garland. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Friday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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dianne finch mckinley
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
so sorry for your loss--a dear sweet lady and former school classmate

Beth Garland
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you. She always treated Matt & Ben like her own grandchildren and they thought of her as an extra grandma. She was my lifesaver all those years while the boys were growing up and they loved staying with her. She will be missed.

Billy Corry
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
You have our deepest sympathy in your loss.

William Poole
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My condolences to Lurene's extended family.

Cathy Garner Royer
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Jackie,Shelia,Steve and families. I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Lurlene for years and she was always a kind and caring person. May God be with you in your time of need.

Linda Ray Davis
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
My daughter that lives in Union Point, Ga. called me to tell me about Lurlene. She remembered us going to visit Jackie and Lurlene, that was a long time ago. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Dale Temple
   Posted Thu January 03, 2013
Deborah, Shelia and family, I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I remember your mama always had a gentle smile and a kind way. May God Bless each of you.

Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
Your family is in our prayers. Lurlene was a wonderful lady and babysitter for my first born Jessie Wray. I have many wonderful memories of our conversations and always felt she was part of our family. I was blessed to have known her.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Fri January 04, 2013
My prayers are with you all during this time. May God gives you strength,comfort and hope.

Melanie Branyan
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
Jackie, Steve,Sheila-I am so sorry. Lurlene was like a second mom to me while growing up. She treated us like we were her kids too. Always loving, giving and stern when needed. You all were blessed to have her as a wife and mom. She will be greatly missed.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers/ Brenda Lindsey and Family

J. Moore
   Posted Mon January 07, 2013
To the Family of Lurlene Brinkley Shelton, So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Lurlene. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Lurlene. (John 11:41-44)