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Shelby Jean Garrison Shields

September 27, 1937 — November 30, 2023

Weaverville

Shelby Jean Garrison Shields

 

Shelby Jean Garrison Shields, age 86, of Weaverville passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 30, 2023, surrounded by family.

She was born September 27, 1937, in Buncombe County to the late Ewell and Bessie Banks Garrison. 

Shelby was a 1955 graduate of North Buncombe High School and still kept up with her local classmates.  Throughout her life, Shelby was involved in many local clubs and groups while also holding leadership positions in some.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, was a volunteer and chairperson of the Dry Ridge Historical Museum in Weaverville, a volunteer and historian of the Old Weaverville Cemetery, and was still an active member and former treasurer of the Weaverville Music Study Club.  From young adulthood, Shelby joined the Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority and continued to stay an active member for over four decades.  Before beginning a long career at the Town of Weaverville as Town Clerk and Zoning Administrator, Shelby was co-owner of the WMMH Radio station in Marshall, NC.  After retirement, Shelby grew very passionate about genealogy.  She spent years tracing her ancestors and sharing that history with her family.  Shelby loved to garden and be outdoors.  She also had a life-long enjoyment of traveling with her family and friends.

Preceding Shelby in death was her late husband A. Dean Shields, infant daughter Gina Lynne Cole, sister Doris Hamlin and niece Virginia Moss.

Surviving children are Susan Redmond (Kirk), Greg Cole, Joel Cole and Ken Shields (Denise); nine grandchildren, Morgan Metcalf (Darrell), Reagan Edwards (Seth), Brittany Ervin (Clint), Kristen Silver (Shawn), Seth Redmond (Danielle), Whitney Ramsey (Kyle), Jerrod Redmond, Stephanie Shields, Wiley Cole; and eighteen great grandchildren; Davis, Holden, Lawson, Dagen, Abigail, Merritt, Kasen,  Miles, Kylen, Sadie, Finley, Everette, Corliss, Harper, Penelope, Brooks, Boone, and Ellie; and nieces, Donna Hamlin and Vicky Hendrix.

 Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home.  Family burial will follow at Clark’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the funeral home.

In Shelby’s honor, please consider a memorial to the Weaverville Music Study Club, P O Box 54, Weaverville, NC  28787

West Family Funeral Services is honored to be serving Mrs. Shields’ family and condolences may be offered under her obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com 

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

West Family Funeral Services

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Chapel of West Funeral Home

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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Burial

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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