Carol Lynne Osborne Shotton

Published 4:56 pm Monday, November 7, 2022

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Carol Lynne Osborne Shotton passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at home with family by her side.

Mrs. Shotton was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, N.C., daughter of the late Carolyn Halsey Osborne and Troy Woodrow Osborne. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Charles Thomas Shotton; son, Charles Thomas Shotton Jr. and wife, Linda; daughter, Cynthia Lynne Shotton Garner and husband, Mark; five grandchildren, Graham Kittrell Garner and Lillian Gayhardt Garner of Oakwood, Ohio; Charles Randolph Shotton, William Worth Shotton and Annabelle Claire Shotton of Leesburg; one brother, James Preston Osborne and wife Ann of Hardy. She is also survived by several cousins.

Mrs. Shotton attended Independence High School in Grayson County and graduated from Radford University with a degree in Business Education where she served as president of her Sophomore Class, was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Social Sorority, The Cotillion Club and the American Association of University Women.

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Mrs. Shotton was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society, the Suffolk Art League and served as past president of Riddick’s Folly Inc., the Suffolk Literary Club, The Social Club, The Lake Kilby Garden Club, The Suffolk Women’s Golf Association, The Bridge Club and at the time of her death was an associate member of the Nansemond River Garden Club.

Mrs. Shotton served in the Virginia General Assembly for 14 years as a Senate Committee Clerk.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with a private graveside interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery. R.W. Baker Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Cedar Hill Cemetery Restoration Fund.

But since it falls unto my lot

That I should go and you should not,

I’ll gently rise and softly call,

Good night and joy be with you all.