James "Donny" Shelton II, age 45, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Northside Hospital-Forsyth following a sudden illness. Born June 9, 1971, Donny had been a resident of Cumming for most of his life. A 1990 graduate of Forsyth County High School, he had been employed by Windstream Communications for the past 10 years. A loving and devoted husband, son, father and grandfather, he is preceded in death by beloved grandmothers, Katie Shelton, and Sue Meadows. Surviving are his wife, Tammy Lynn Shelton of Cumming; children, Andrew Shelton of Dawsonville, Ansley and Bret Parham of Dahlonega, Chase Samples of Cumming; parents, Don and JoAnn Shelton of Cumming; granddaughter, Brooklyn Parham; sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Jeff Harwood of Cumming; nephews, Hudson and Cayden Harwood; and other relatives. A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to help offset final expenses. Bearden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com. Sign our online guestbook at forsythnews.com.
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