Shelton Rowell Mallette

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 28, 2000

Shelton Rowell Mallette of Goshen died on Thursday, April 27, 2000.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Goshen Baptist Church with the Revs. W.O. Sanders and David Zorn presiding. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Goshen. Dillard Funeral Home of Troy is handling arrangements.

Survivors include wife of 56 years, Mildred Nixon Mallette of Goshen; daughters and sons-in-law, Floranne and Ron Boyd and Shelly and Grady Shook of Birmingham, Sharon and Jim Milam and Marilyn and Mike Gates of Atlanta; grandchildren, Tracey Boyd Silverman of Nashville, Stephen Boyd of Tuscaloosa, Molly Shook of Birmingham, Jason Milam of San Francisco, Rob Milam of San Francisco, Adam and Andrew Gates of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Gregory and Benjamin Silverman, and Grace Ellen Milam; sisters, Mattie Faye Steele of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Fran Vann of Headland, Ala.

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He was born on Feb. 28, 1909 near Rose Hill in Covington County and in his early years lived on the family farm in Rose Hill, Dozier and Troy. He was one of ten children born to William Albert and Flora Rowell Mallette. He attended Troy State Teacher’s College, now Troy State University, where he played on the college baseball team. During World War II he served in the United States Navy on board the cruiser, USS Portland, and participated in the battles of Midway, Savo Island, and Guadalcanal. He left the Navy in 1945 as a petty officer.

After moving to Greenville in 1946, Mr. Mallette worked in the automobile business and was active in community affairs, participating in Civitan Club activities. He later taught at Ed E. Reig Technical School in Evergreen. His hobbies include hunting and gardening. He loved music and played rhythm guitar with the Sweetgum Bottom Band for many years.

Memorials may be made to the Goshen Baptist Church van fund.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 29 at the Goshen Baptist church. The family will als receive friends at their home in Goshen from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 28.