Nora Shelley of Ash Flat, daughter of the late James Thomas Shelley and Mary Ann McConnell Shelley, was born May 3, 1928, in Ballard (Peace Valley), Ark. She died April 13, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 79. She was a homemaker and a member of Peace Valley Pentecostal Church. Survivors include: her sisters and brothers, Nancy King and husband, Robert, of Ash Flat, Ruby Gillihan of Vineta, Okla., Rosa Haney and husband, Othel, of Wenatchee, Wash., Florence Shelley of Benton, Betty Qualls of Thayer, Mo., Faye Tackitt and husband Harold, of Doniphan, Mo., Robert Shelley and wife, Helen, of Ash Flat and Bobby Shelley and wife, Hazel, of Ash Flat; and several nieces; and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her parents; four sisters, Lola Shelley, Cora Williams, Maeander Shelley and Lela May Jewell; and one brother, Roy Shelley. Services were held April 16 at Cox Blevins Chapel with burial in Agnos Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.