Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel with Brother Darrell Duncan and Brother Andy Connelly officiating. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis, Ark. with Pastor Scott Patton officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-5 p.m. at Bond Memorial Chapel and Monday from 9-11 a.m. at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton, Ark.
Mrs. Shelnut, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, TN, died April 16, 2014.
Mrs. Shelnut was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and a member of the Women’s Business Association in the state of Arkansas. She worked at Arkansas State Hospital as a hairdresser and owned The Busy Bee Beauty Shop in Benton, Ark. After retiring, she volunteered at the Senior Adult Center in Benton, Ark. before moving to Mt. Juliet in 2002.
Mrs. Shelnut was the daughter of the late, Emmett Johnson and Mary Coats Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, James Shelnut and Elmer Pennington; son, Jimmy Franklin Pennington; step-mother, Ida Pearl Johnson; sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Hazel Ridgeway and Muriel Griffith and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jean Shelnut.
She is survived by her son, James Randall Shelnut; daughters, Mary Sue (Mike) Collins, Barbara (Allen) Graves; brother, Murry Franklin (Pat) Johnson; grandchildren, Bruce (Ginny) Smith, Dennis (Selena) Smith, Tim (Sherry) Graves, Greg (Terri) Graves, Mike (Sharon) Graves, Tanya Peters, Matt (Christy) Shelnut, Brandi (Adam) Storey; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces; and nephews
Active pallbearers will be Bruce Smith, Dennis Smith, Tim Graves, Greg Graves, Mike Graves, Matt Shelnut and Adam Storey. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of Center Chapel Church of Christ, Mike Collins, Bob Ramsey, Johnny Brown, Jim McDaniel, Jim Tomlin, Jared Tomlin, Joe Graves and Larry Graves.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.
Arrangements are by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive in Mt. Juliet, 615-773-2663, obit line 615-641-2663, bondmemorial.com.