Shortt, Ethel Lillian

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Ethel Lillian Shortt, 93, of Pearisburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 3, 2010. She was born in English, W.Va., on August 12, 1916, to the late Grover C. and Amanda Thompson. Ethel was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Clarence (Dude) Shortt; six siblings, Lucille, Thelma, Edna, Clifford, Grover C. Jr. (Jeter) and Bradley. Ethel was a school teacher having graduated from Bluefield State College. She taught in West Virginia until about 1967 when she and Clarence moved to the White Gate Community in Virginia. She taught for several years in Virginia. They lived in White Gate for about 25 years but after Clarence’s death in 1993 she moved to Pearisburg. She was a member of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church in Tazewell, Va., and was affiliated with the Bible Methodist Connections in Pembroke, Va. She is survived by her son, Lane and his wife, Vanassa Shortt, of Christiansburg; three grandchildren, Tonya Liming and husband, Jared, Timothy Shortt and Christopher Vest; three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Darian and Haley; three great-greatgrandchildren, Jocyln, Brison and Natalie; a special niece, Delores West; and many more nieces and nephews. She also leaves a sister-in-law, Agness Sexton, of Bluefield, Va. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 2010, at the A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate with the Rev. Merrell Hedrick officiating. Burial in the Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, Va. Visitation will be the same day of service starting 11 a.m. until service time.