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Updated: Jul 11, 2023

Mr. Alphus Lafayette, age 78, went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2023, at his home. He was born October 14, 1944, in Donalsonville, Georgia to the late Marquis Lafayette Shelley and Edna Mae Shelley. In addition to his parents, Lafayette was preceded in death by twin brothers, Larry Shelley and Jerry Shelley.

Mr. Shelley is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Yates Shelley of Bonifay, FL; his four children, Regina Terry of Bonifay, FL, David Shelley and wife Stephanie of Bonifay, FL, Adam Shelley and wife Jenna of Chipley, FL, and Kristal Wood of Panama City Beach, FL; one brother, Kenneth Shelley and wife Becky of Graceville, FL; seven grandchildren, Corey & Nicole Bell, Brittany & Andrea Williams, Victoria & Ricky James, David & Delayna Church, Sophie Shelley, Madison Shelley, and Peyton Shelley; nine great grandchildren. He leaves behind many loving nephews, nieces, cousins, and lifelong friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Grace and Glory Worship Center in Chipley, Florida with Sister Debbie Williams and Brother Timothy Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM at Grace and Glory Worship Center.

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