FRANKLINTON--Shelby Jean Laughter, 82, of Franklinton left us to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Born on June 21, 1936 to the late George Spurgeon and Annie Winborne Laughter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Kenneth, Curtis and George C. Laughter; sisters, Annie Louise Moss and Sally Laughter. Shelby attended Mary Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing and worked at John Umstead Hospital in Butner as an LPN until she retired and then became a Magistrate in Franklin County until she retired in 2004. She gave over 50 years of service to the state of North Carolina. She was a member of Union View Baptist Church as well as The NC Magistrates Association, and a former chief of the Franklinton Rescue EMS.
The family received friends Monday, June 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Union View Baptist Church where funeral services followed at 2:00 pm, with Reverend Jonathan Chandler officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery.
Shelby is survived by her sisters, Joyce L. Pearce and Frances L. Peed; brother, John W. Laughter; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Union View Baptist Church, 13 S. Chavis Street, Franklinton, NC 27525. Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services, Franklinton Chapel is handling arrangements Online condolences may be made to www.lancasterfcs.com.