Norma Gail Shelby

Norma Gail Shelby, 59, of Star City, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

She was born January 8, 1961 in Des Arc to Jimmy and Modean Gross Sutton.

Gail spent most of her young adult life as a loving wife and mother. Over 20 years ago, Gail entered the career of childcare. She dedicated her life to helping provide care for numerous children in the community. Gail spent over 16 years with the Lil’ Dog House Daycare, where she became affectionately known as “Gail Gail” to the kids and even the parents.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Modean Sutton of Des Arc; father-in-law, Joe Shelby of Star City; brothers, Bennie Sutton of Palm Bay, Florida and Sammy Sutton of Lynn, Arkansas; sisters, Dora Dean Snider of Hazen, Darline Lumpkin of Des Arc, Ruth Sutton of Des Arc and Elsie Grymes of Jones, Louisiana; and one son, Kevin Shelby of Conway.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Larry Shelby of Star City; one daughter, Misty (David) Meyer of Marianna, Florida; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ryan; five brothers, Bruce Sutton, Frank Sutton, David Sutton, Darrell Sutton and Elmo (Shirley) Sutton; two sisters, Larinda (Danny) Childers and Judy Barnett, all of Des Arc and many more family members.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Borland officiating. Visitation is Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Prosperity Cemetery in Herbine.

Pallbearers are Tyler Shelby, Rocky Shelby, Tony Sutton, Andrew Childers, Justin Eans, and Mitchell Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are Elizabeth Meyer and Ryan Baniukiewicz.