Annie Pearl Shelton

June 8, 1930July 20, 2018

Annie Pearl (Cooper) Shelton of Nacogdoches passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at Nacogdoches Medical Center at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 12 days. She was born June 8, 1930, in San Augustine County to parents Oliver and Vassie (Skipper) Cooper.

Annie was a longtime member of Spring Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed sitting outside watching her grandchildren play or open presents on Christmas. She was a hardworking woman who worked in the fields as a young lady. Some of her hobbies were crocheting, quilting, shelling peas, and shucking corn.

Mrs. Shelton was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, A.J. Shelton; son, Billy Michael Shelton; sister, Dora Alma Cooper; and brothers, S.L. Cooper, Thomas Cooper, Robert Cooper, and James Cooper.

She is survived by her sisters, Lena Chancelor and husband Don and Verna Smith; daughters, Margaret Cash and Gealice Smith and husband Roy; granddaughter, Sheila Fryar and husband David; grandson, Michael Smith; granddaughter, Jessica Wilcox; and great grandsons, Robert Fryar, Justin Fryar, Aaron Fryar, and Ryan Fryar.

A funeral service will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at Springhill Baptist Church in Nacogdoches County officiated by Pastor Don Chumley and Bro. Mike Murray. Interment will follow at Blackjack Cemetery.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the service beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the church. If desired, memorial donations may be made to Springhill Baptist Church.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.


  • Margaret Cash, Daughter
  • Gealice Smith and husband Roy, Daughter
  • Lena Chancelor and husband Don, Sister
  • Verna Smith, Sister
  • Shelia Fryar and husband David, Granddaughter
  • Jessica Wilcox, Granddaughter
  • Michael Smith, Grandson
  • Robert Fryar, Great Grandson
  • Justin Fryar, Great Grandson
  • Aaron Fryar, Great Grandson
  • Ryan Fryar, Great Grandson
  • A.J. Shelton, Husband
  • Billy Michael Shelton, Son
  • Dora Alma Cooper, Sister
  • S.L. Cooper, Brother
  • Thomas Cooper, Brother
  • Robert Cooper, Brother
  • James Cooper, Brother
  • Oliver Cooper, Father
  • Vassie Skipper, Mother

  • Spring Hill Baptist Church


  • Funeral Service Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 23, 2018

Annie Pearl Shelton

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