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James Donny Shelton II
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James "Donny" Shelton II, 45, of Cumming, died Jan. 4, 2017.

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.

He was a loving and devoted husband, son, father and grandfather.

His grandmothers, Katie Shelton and Sue Meadows, preceded him in death.

Survivors include 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; granddaughters, Brooklyn Parham; sister and brother-in-law, Jill and Jeff Harwood of Cumming; nephews, Hudson and Cayden Harwood; various other relatives also survive.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Bearden Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to help offset final expenses.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville is in charge of the arrangements.