Shelby Putman

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 6, 2009

SUFFOLK — Shelby Gordon Putman, 71, passed away July 5, 2009. She was born in Suffolk, the daughter of the late Virginia F. and Walter K. “Mutt” Gordon. She was also predeceased by her brother, Willard Bruce Gordon. For the past 10 years, Shelby has been a cosmetology examiner for the state of Virginia. She was a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church and volunteered at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was also an active member of the Zontas International Foundation, where she held many board positions.
Shelby is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Harold Jerry Putman; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Fairren Huneycutt, all of Suffolk, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Patricia Putman, of Windsor, Va.; grandchildren, Noah Huneycutt, Joshua Kennedy, Tiffany Barton, Jonathan Putman Jr., Tabitha Putman, Wayne Benson, Nicholas Huneycutt, Sandy Huneycutt, Christopher Lindsay Huneycutt.
A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Drive, Suffolk, Va., with Glenn Kellam officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home for further time of remembrance. Memorial donations may be made to the Zontas International Foundation, 1211 W. 22nd St., Suite 900, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Condolences may be registered online at

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