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Michigan's Shelton family preparing for emotional auction

This weekend will be the end of an era in Michigan, as the belongings of the oldest working man in the United States are auctioned off.

Ethan Shelton lived to be 110 years old, collecting lots of incredible items in the process.

His son, Joe Shelton, told us “my dad was blessed that he was healthy right until the very end. He lived to be almost 111 years old. It’ll be kind of an emotional day because we are looking at selling off all of the things my mom and dad collected over the years.”

Shelton is known in the community for Shelton Farm, Shelton Farm Market, and his years as a barber. He passed away at 110 years old in March of 2014.

Joe told us, “he left quite a legacy!” but he also left a lot of stuff, leading to this Saturday’s auction.

“He was a barber, as well as a fruit grower, so there are tools from farming, barber tools, musical instruments. He played just about everything under the sun. There are three organs in the home. I think five or six guitars. This is sort of the end of an era. We are having an auction hoping to share mementos from all the things that they had collected.”

Another auction item is the family home.

The auction will be held at Shelton Farm (9767 M-140, Berrien Center, MI 49102) on Saturday, November 7th, beginning at 10 o’clock in the morning.

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