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John "Catfish" Richard Shelton, Sr.

October 18, 1957 — July 16, 2016

John “Catfish” Richard Shelton, Sr., 58, of Delano passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his home. He was a member of Archville Baptist Church.

Survivors include his parents, John Avery and Mildred Winget Shelton; children, John Richard Shelton, Jr., Jeremy Shelton and Jason Shelton all of Benton; four grandchildren; brothers: Bobby, Avery, Tommy and Zeb Shelton all of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Bobby Rymer and Reverend Wilford Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Delano Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Shelton family guestbook at

Higgins Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John "Catfish" Richard Shelton, Sr., please visit our flower store.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Starts at 4:00 am (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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