Couney Shell, 90, of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, February 27, 2017. A native of Swain County he was the son of the late Ute and Eliza George Shell. He was also preceded in death by his wife. Couney was the last of five siblings.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Whittier Church of God.
He is survived by six daughters, Lynette Shell of Cherokee, Patty Stewart of Pensacola, Florida, Catherine Redcloud and husband Joseph of Big Cove, Candi Shell of Pensacola FL, Walania Shell of Cherokee, and Gussyrobin Zepeda of Cherokee; two sons, J.C. Shell and wife Laura of Jacksonville Florida, and Shawne Shell and wife Kimberly of Spartanburg, SC, 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held 2 p.m. Thursday at Whittier Church of God. Revs. Ned Pressley, Shane Silvers, and James “Bo” Parris officiated with burial in Yellowhill Veterans Cemetery.
Couney was taken back to the church at 6 p.m. Wednesday to await the hour of service.