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John Shell

John Stephen Shell, better known as Steve, passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 after losing a five-month battle to cancer.

Steve was a long time resident of Signal Mountain, where he enjoyed farming the land and raising various types of livestock. Other hobbies were woodworking and small engines.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Hester Shell and brother, Nicky Shell.

He is survived by his brother, Dwayne Shell; sons, John, Chris and Greg Shell; daughter, Stephanie (Shell) Weaver; and several nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to an informal memorial gathering to be held at the home of Chris and Stephanie Weaver (664 Barker Road in Dunlap) on October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

An online guestbook is at

Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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