MORGANTON Scharleen Short Blevins, 89, of Morganton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, after several years of declining health. Born in Cleveland County, July 21, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Zero Guy Short and Cora Hunt Short. She was a member of Mount Home Baptist Church. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Keith Blevins and wife, Derenda, of Morganton; grandchildren, Lisa Blevins Powell and husband, Brad, of Morganton, and Brian Keith Blevins and wife, Jenny, of Lincolnton; great-grandchildren, Anniston Jade Powell and Cade Ryan Powell, both of Morganton, and Henry Charles Blevins and Nathaniel Wesley Blevins of Lincolnton; brother, Zane Guy Short of Morganton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Blevins; sisters, Lesba Ledford, Selma Short, Mary Sue Carpenter, and Lula Mae Morris; and brothers, Odell Short, Grier "Joe" Short and Charlie Short. The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 7, at Sossoman Funeral Home. The service followed with the Rev. Jerry Gamble officiating. Burial was held at Carroway Cemetery in Celo. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Home Baptist Church Building Fund, 2272 Mount Home Church Rd., Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. We would also like to give a special thank you to all the staff of Grace Heights Health and Rehabilitation Center and Burke Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent care given to Mom over the last two years. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.

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