Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

August 29, 2013

Lesley Shelton

Lesley Cox Shelton, age 32 of Somerset, Ky. passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 at her home. 
She was born on Feb. 9, 1981 in Somerset, Ky. to Johnny Cox and the late Shirley Dowell Cox. 
Lesley was of the Pentecostal faith and she enjoyed cleaning, swimming, camping and spending time with family and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her mother; her grandmothers, Lona Dowell and Faye Cox; and her grandfather, Ola Dowell. 
She is survived by her husband, Kyle Shelton, whom she married on March 6, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church of Somerset; one son, William Evan Lee Shelton; two daughters, Macey Shae Shelton and Madison Kelly Jean Shelton; her father, Johnny Cox of Tateville, Ky.; one brother, William “Dickie” (Kathy Lewis) Dowell of Tateville, Ky.; one sister, Mary Dick Bubnick of Eubank, Ky.; grandfather, Bob Will Cox of Tateville, Ky.; father-in-law, Bill Shelton of Somerset, Ky.; and mother-in-law, Kathy Barnes (Joe McKinley) of Somerset, Ky. 
She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 after 6 p.m. in the Remembrance Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. 
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Remembrance Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Dykes and Bro. Perry Dobbs officiating. 
Burial will be in the Quinton Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Cooter Dowell, Josh Branscum, Jason Branscum, David Dowell, Derrick Dowell, Mary Bubnick, John Davis and Josh Beaty. 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Lesley Cox Shelton Memorial Fund, C/O Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 W. Hwy. 914, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

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