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Shellie Hester Sumerel

Shellie Hester Sumerel, 82, of Spruce Pine, passed away Oct. 29 at Helen Keller Hospital.

The family-only service will be held Oct. 31 at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Paul Swindle speaking. Burial follows at Franklin Memory Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmons and Elton Hester, and brothers, Cranford Hester, Curtis Hester, James Hester and Bobby Hester.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 64 years, Leamon Sumerel; daughters Tilda Sumerel and Ginger Guinn (James); grandchildren Ashley Burchell (Adam), Braxton Guinn (Katie) and Casey Stewart (Trace); great-grandchildren Luke Guinn, Sadie Kate Guinn, Adley Burchell, Ellynn Burchell, Liles Burchell, Brady Stewart and Annaliese Stewart; sister Dorothy Lanford; and several nieces and nephews.

The pallbearers will be Donald King, Philip Humphres, Billy Hurst, Kenny Hurst, Dale Green and Bob Rickard.

Spry Memorial Chapel is assisting the family. To have us sign the book for you, please free to call, or to leave private condolences, visit