William Alton Shelton
William Alton Shelton of Poteau was born July 4, 1938, in Tucker Knob to Vera Angeline (Jennings) and Raleigh Edmond Shelton Sr. and died March 19, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was 75.He is survived by a daughter, Melinda Cagle of Poteau; son, William Andrew Shelton of Bokoshe; three sisters, Lillian Lois Etter of Stigler, Shirley Byrum of Kinta, Sharon Pearce and husband, Don, of Coweta; three brothers, Tommy Shelton of Kinta, Joe Shelton and wife, Sherry, of Oklahoma City, Bob Shelton of Quinton; three grandchildren, William Aaron Shelton, Olivia Cagle and Derek Cagle.William was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Hazel Shelton, Jewel McCutcheon, Anna Doris Hart and Betty Shamblin; six brothers, R.E., Albert, Valgene, Jack, Merle and Bud Shelton.Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Mallory Chapel with the Rev. Sam Dayer officiating. Burial will be in Sans Bois Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory of Stigler.Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Pallbearers will be Rick Davenport, Steve Davenport, Joe Ray Shelton, Gary Byrum, Buddy Shelton and Marty Pearce.