Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat


August 1, 2013

Shelby James Blessin

Pauls Valley, Oklahoma — Memorial Services for Mr. Shelby James Blessin, 25, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Elmore City Baptist Church with Joe Rushing officiating and Rev. Smokey Hurst assisting .

Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home and Crematory of Ratliff City.

Shelby was born November 26, 1987 in Ada, Okla., to Mr. Christopher Mark Blessin and Mrs. Lena Marsha (Russell ) Blessin. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Shelby was raised in Pauls Valley and graduated from Bowie High School in Austin, Texas in 2006. He moved to the Ratliff City area in 2009 and soon met Dominique Dye. They were married March 20, 2010.

Shelby operated heavy equipment for Jimmy Rex Chatham at Chatham Dozer Service of Healdton for the last two years. He enjoyed riding his four wheeler, shooting guns, listening to good music and spending time with his family.

Preceding him in death are his grandfathers Edward Arthur Blessin and Voy Michael Russell; and great-grandmothers Reja Perry and Sylvia McGow.

Survivors include his wife Ashley Dominique Blessin of the home; son Roman Slade Blessin of the home; mother Lena Russell and Steve Williams of Hennepin, Okla.; father Christopher Blessin of Austin, Texas; brothers Jeremy Paul Blessin and fiancé Courtney Farrell Roe of Austin, Texas, Kelly Don Hallmark and wife Ashley of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Kolby Wayne Hallmark and wife Beckah of Owasso, Okla.; sister Morgan Williams of Cypress, Texas; grandparents Jennifer McCormick of Austin, Texas and Bill and Paula Leverett of Greenville, Texas; and numerous other family and friends.

If bringing arrangements prior to the service, Alexander Funeral Home in Ratliff City will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday to receive them. The wife and mother welcome everyone to visit them at their homes on those days.

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