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Posted: Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:00PM

Ethan Shelton Passes Away At 110

Berrien County's oldest man has died. Ethan Shelton died Wednesday morning at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph at the age of 110. He moved to Berrien County in 1947 after being born in Alabama and established Shelton's Farm Market in Niles. His son believes he was one of the two oldest men in the United States, and just one of five worldwide to be at least 110 years old. Shelton and his late wife had eight children, and at the time of his death he had 130 grandchildren, great grandkids and great-great grandkids. Funeral arrangements are pending. Shelton was hospitliazed over the weekend for pneumonia and died peacefully just before 6 a.m. today.

Photo from NBC's "Today" Show.


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