Shelby N. Jones, 75, died Dec. 9, 2012 in Palmer.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 14, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Palmer. Immediately following will be a burial at Palmer Pioneer Cemetery. Pastor Ben Burtch will officiate. Pallbearers are Tony Jones, Tony Jones II, William J. Provo Jr., Ronald C Hartman Jr., Anthony M. Maqee and Mason Maqee.

Shelby was born Nov. 6, 1937, in North Carolina to James and Clara Norris. She homesteaded in Alaska in 1964 and worked at Valley Hospital. Shelby was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting, making dolls, baby clothes, and arts and crafts.

Her son Tony stated, “If you really knew her, you will never forget her.”

Her daughter, Karen said, “That she went to spend Christmas with her husband and the love her life.”

Shelby is survived by her son, Tony Jones of Palmer; daughters, Karen Provo of Sutton, and Jodi Magee of Wasilla; daughter-in-law, Julie Jones of Palmer; sons-in-law William Provo Jr. of Sutton and Tony Magee of Wasilla; brothers, Jimmy Norris, Larry Norris, Gary Norris and Freddy Norris, all of N.C.; sisters, Rose Reiss, Gloria Godwin and Joanne Mitchel, all of N.C.; grandchildren, Mary Jones of Wasilla, Tony Jones II of Wasilla, Billie Joe Jones of Palmer, Cynthia Nichols of Sutton, Samantha Hartman of Palmer, Ronald Hartman Jr. of Palmer and Mason Magee, Amber Magee, Erica Magee, Anthony Magee Jr., all of Wasilla, and Wayne Mitchel of Kenly, N.C.; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Shelby was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Edna Sanders; husband, Dock Jones; and daughter, Debra Mitchel of N.C.

Arrangements were cared for by Valley Funeral Home. Please visit Shelby’s online obituary and guestbook at

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