Boyd Henry Shell

Born: Wed., Jul. 2, 1952
Died: Mon., Jul. 14, 2014


5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 16, 2014
Location: Waterfalls Baptist Church

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 17, 2014
Location: Shell Family Cemetery

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Boyd Henry "Sonny" Shell, 62, of the Yellowhill Community passed away on July 14, 2014 at Memorial Mission following an unexpected illness. Sonny is the son of the late Boyd Shell and Mary Lossiah Shell. Along with his parents, Sonny is preceded in death by 2 sisters, Martha Cucumber and Lou-Billie Shell; nephew, Simon Shell; Brother-In-Law, Jess Toineeta.

Sonny was a self taught wood carver and craftsman. He love music and enjoyed playing the guitar with his buddies. Over the years, Sonny shared his love of music with all of his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered, by the family, for sharing his stories and time.

Sonny is survived by 2 sisters, Betty Jo Toineeta and Hazel Shell; Nieces, Cheryl Shell and husband Rick Medford, Rose Maney, Roxanne Shell and Marilla Martinez; Nephews, Henry Shell, Jonathan Toineeta, Jesse Toineeta and wife Monika, Bruce Toineeta and wife Tonya, Keith Shell all of Cherokee, NC.

A visiation will be held at Waterfalls Baptist Church on Wednesday July 16, 2014 from 5pm-10pm. The gravesite committal will be on Thursday July 17, 2014 starting at 11am at the Shell Family Cemetery. Pall Bearers include James Plummer, Jonas Plummer, Graham Medford, Jonathan Toineeta, Henry Shell and Keith Shell; Honarary Pall Bearers, Moses Walkingstick and Eddie Bushyhead. Pastor James "Red" Bradley will officiate.

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