The Newnan Times-Herald


Golden Years Briefs

  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Mar. 02, 2019 - 7:22 PM

Golden Years Briefs

Photo courtesy David Epps

Donna Shelton, right, and Dawn Cramer, left.

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Cathedral women honor Donna Shelton

The women of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Sharpsburg, recently held a luncheon in the church's Parish Life Center honoring Donna Shelton, who is retiring after 18 years as the church's business administrator.

Shelton and her late husband, William J. "Bill" Shelton, became charter members of the church, which was founded in 1996. Four years later, she became the church secretary

and later was named the business administrator. When the church's pastor, David Epps, was elected bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South, she took on the additional roles of assistant to the bishop and as the diocesan administrator. She served as an adviser and counselor to many and served as a frequent team member to events held in Selma, Ala., and elsewhere by the Archdiocese of the Southeast.

Her husband, Bill, who was a firefighter/paramedic, including service as a supervisor for the Peachtree City Fire Department, also served as a licensed liturgical minister and was eventually ordained as a deacon. He was later named an honorary archdeacon of the diocese.

Between 45-50 women attended the luncheon and presented Shelton with a gift.

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