Nell H. Shell, 93, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was the daughter of the late Clifton and Matilda Lewis Hoss. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Oscar Ketron Birchfield; her second husband, Warren G. Shell; a son, Oscar Ketron Birchfield Jr.; a daughter, Jean Ashley; two brothers, James Henry Hoss and William Lewis Hoss; and six sisters, Bert Hoss-Gardner, Mary Gladys Hoss, Ruby Hoss-Cable, Louise Hoss, Hazel Palmer and Blanch Morgan.
Mrs. Shell was of the Christian faith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Gerald Birchfield and wife Karen, and Keith Shell, all of Roan Mountain; two daughters, Rita Jackson, Roan Mountain, and Sherry Byrd, Elizabethton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Doris Birchfield, Charlotte, N.C.; a son-in-law, James Ashley, Roan Mountain; a sister, Freddie Jo (Ted) Loven, Kingsport; and a very special friend, Pat Hopson, Roan Mountain. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mrs. Shell will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, in the Rhododendron Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, with Rev. John Henry McCoury officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will follow in the Perry Cemetery, Roan Mountain. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Morgan and Donnie Morgan. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Roan Mountain, is serving the Shell family. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917. Office: (423) 772-3928.