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Shelby Jean (Carthen) Short
September 10, 1937 ~ August 9, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Shelby Jean Carthen Short, 85 of McMinnville formerly of Burlington passed away peacefully on August 9, 2023.
Shelby was born in Orange County on September 10, 1937 a daughter of the late Edward Carthen and Bertha Ashley Carthen. She attended Durham High School and worked as a caregiver for most of her life. Shelby was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter Sharyn Hancock, a grandson, Jammey Sullivan and her sister, Nita Knowles.
Surviving are her three children, Kathy Sullivan (Willie Paschal), Steve Hancock (Joni West) and DeeAnne Cross (Tim); seven grandchildren, Jason Sullivan, Joseph Armstrong, Bryan Cross, Callie Cross, Braydon Sullivan, Steve Hancock and Crystal Hancock; nine great grandchildren, Chase Sullivan, Meaghan Sullivan, Kayla Sullivan, Hunter Sullivan, Priscilla Sullivan, Madison Sullivan, Gabriel Hancock, Grayson Hancock and Robey Anne Hancock; a special niece, Carol Alford; her special friend, Jennifer Ford and numerous other family members and good friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday at Omega Funeral Service & Crematory Chapel. Private interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the service time at Omega Funeral Service & Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully and thankfully appreciates any memorial offerings to the family. C/O DeeAnne and Tim Cross. You may share an online condolence by visiting www.omegafsc.com.