Graveside services for Wilmont Hazel Shelton of Mountain Home, AR.., will be 11:00 am Monday, Oct. 10, at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park, Orange, with the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft officiating.

Pallbearers will be Billy Barrick, John Badeaux, Jr, Judson, Brent and Blaine Shelton and Coby Badeaux.

Wilmont went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Baxter Regional Medical Center, at the age of 94. She was born Oct. 16, 1916, to William Henry Crippin and Ida Hurst Crippin in Ullin, Illinois.

She married Paul Edward Shelton on Jan. 13, 1940.They moved to Orange, in Jan. 1946 where Mr. Shelton worked as a tile contractor until his death in 1978. Wilmont was a member of North Orange Baptist Church for over 60 years. She taught Sunday school many years there. She retired from Sears in 1975 and moved to Mountain Home, in 2005.

Wilmont is survived by one son, Leon (Marsha) Shelton of Unitah, UT; two daughters, Connie (Harold) Appleby of Mountain Home, and Jill Shelton Badeaux of Nederland; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren with one due in Feb. 2012, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; one son, Stanley Shelton; one daughter, Paula Barrick, and 13 siblings.

Memorials may be made to the North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 North 16th. St., Orange, Texas 77632.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at