Shelby Dean Herring Powell Evans, 76, loved her career as a medical assistant

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Shelby Dean Herring Powell Evans
Shelby Dean Herring Powell Evans

Shelby Dean Herring Powell Evans, 76, of Wilmington, died on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after years of declining health.

Shelby was born on Jan. 11, 1940 in Harrells. She was the youngest of four children, born to the late Winnie Louise Mathis Herring Matthews and William James Herring.

Shelby is survived by her children, Marie Young, Debra Farrow (Benny) and Pete Powell; two grandchildren, Tiea Young Whaley (Danny) and Jamie Farrow (Meghan); six great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley, Effie, Sarah, Ben and Deghan; great-great granddaughter , Jocelyn; brother, Stephen Herring of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brother, J.R. Herring, and sister, Elma Boone. Her career as a medical assistant was her favorite, though she retired for medical reasons from G.E Nuclear.

A funeral service was held at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service on Friday, Jan. 22, with internment at The Harrells Cemetery in Harrells.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church, Lower Cape Fear Hospice or a charity of one’s choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith.

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