Thomas Albert Shelby, 96, died on Tuesday after a short illness.
Mr. Shelby was born in Lebanon on July 15, 1907. He was a graduate of Goldsboro High School and had attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
After returning to Goldsboro, Mr. Shelby and his wife, the late Jean Rabil Shelby, opened the Ladies Shoppe in Downtown, Goldsboro.
He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and the Mass of Christian Burial will be held there on Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Tom Norris, O.S.F.S., will preside. Burial will follow in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Mr. Shelby is survived by his son, Fred Shelby, and his wife, Norma, of Goldsboro; and his grandchildren, Thomas P. Shelby of Goldsboro and Nicole S. Roche of Wilmington.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.
Published in Obituaries on July 7, 2004 1:46 PM