Dorothy Wright Shelley

Dorothy Wright Shelley

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:03 pm

Dorothy Wright Shelley

Mrs. Dorothy Wright Shelley, 89, of Martin, died Friday, March 25, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East, Memphis.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Murphy Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Hutchins and Bro. Mark Abbott officiating. Burial was in Cate Cemetery, Martin.

Grandsons and great-grandsons served as pallbearers.

Mrs. Shelley was born Nov. 2, 1921 in Dresden, daughter of the late Hubert and Cassie Harrison Wright. She was a graduate of Stella Ruth School and Martin High School. She was the widow of John Samuel Shelley, a homemaker and member of Bethel Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, James W. “Butch” Shelley of Martin; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Jack Ogg of Martin; two brothers, Dessell Wright and Jimmy Wright, both of Martin; five grandchildren, Sammy and Cheryl Ogg, Sandra and Charlie Rowlett, William and Meg Shelley, all of Martin, Scotty and Candace Ogg of Dresden, Angela and Mark Abbott of Greenfield; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Dale Wright and Darrell Wright.

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