The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


July 29, 2013

Renie Persons

Sunday, July 28, 2013 — AIKEN, S.C. – Irene “Renie” Shuford Persons, 90, widow of Delton C. Persons, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Anchor Health and Rehabilitation in Aiken.

A native of Georgetown, S.C., Mrs. Persons was a daughter of the late Robert Pou and Edna Kittrell Shuford.

She was a homemaker and lived in Sandusky, Ohio over 50 years before moving to Albemarle, N.C. 17 years ago. She had lived in Aiken since December 2012. Renie was former president of the Sandusky Concert Association. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Albemarle and was a member of the choir.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Debra Persons, Aiken, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Lauren Persons, Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren, Aaron Persons and Jamie Persons, both of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Logan Persons, Cleveland, Ohio; and two sisters, Anne Shuford Moore and Betty Shuford Roberson, both of Georgetown, S.C.

A memorial service was conducted Saturday, July 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of St. John’s United Methodist Church with the Revs. Dr. George K. Howle and Dr. Ray Litts officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service in Ward Hall.

A second memorial service was at 2 p.m. July 28 at First Lutheran Church of Albemarle. The family received friends following the service of worship.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First Lutheran Church, Pastor’s Fund, 230 S. Second St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Please visit the online guestbook at

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, S.C. served the family.


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