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Ralph Robinson & Son

807 South Cherry Stree, P.O. Box 5254, Pine Bluff, AR

Phone: 870-534-3131

Shelby Jean Vining

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Published: December 15, 2012

Shelby Jean Vining, age 67, of Hot Springs, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at St. Joseph Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs. Mrs. Vining was born July 15, 1945, Dumas, Arkansas. She attended school in Gould, and graduated in 1964. She also attended Draughon Business School and worked for the Dumas Telephone Company for several years before moving to Pine Bluff.

Shelby married the love of her life, Robert Vining, in 1968, and enjoyed her life with him until his death in 2004. Robert and Shelby owned and operated the Sherrill Flying Service in Sherrill for thirty years before retiring to Hot Springs in 1993. They also owned and operated Country Ceramics and Gifts in Sherrill for fourteen years.

After retirement, she and Robert spent many days at their lake house boating, fishing and entertaining friends. Shelby was extremely active until her death and enjoyed spending time surrounded by her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Imogene Zoner of St. Louis and her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Helen Hendrickson of Gould. She will be missed by her aunt, Carrie Lou Murphy of Dumas and several cousins and numerous friends.

Graveside services will be Monday, December 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Bellwood Annex Cemetery by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Reverend Mike Snell officiating. The family will receive friends at Robinson's Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to The American Cancer Society, 901 North University Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 or The Salvation Army, 501 East 12th Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601. Online register:

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