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Shirley D. Gifford

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EAST FLAT ROCK - Shirley D. Gifford, 58, of East Flat Rock, NC passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at her home.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll Ward SR. and Doris Drake Ward, two grandsons, Chandler and Chase Praytor, a sister, Diane Yarley
and a cousin, Sherry Osteen.
She is survived by her loving husband of 15 years, Robbie Gifford Sr.; two daughters, Shanda Smith and her husband Jack and Mandy Benfield and her husband Gary; two step-sons, Robbie Lynn Gifford JR. and his
wife Marti and Tony Gifford and his wife Sharlene; twelve grandchildren, Blake, Miranda, Aaron, Kayleigh, Ashley, Michelle, Brandon, Tyler, Dakota, Chelsea, Brandi and Avery; four great grandchildren; a brother, Carroll Ward JR and his wife Eydie and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and the Lord.
A funeral service will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the Chapel in the Hendersonville Salvation Army with Captain Christopher Thornhill officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM prior to the service in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help Mr. Gifford with funeral arrangements, please send to PO Box 203, East Flat Rock, NC 28726.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Published in The Times-News from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2014
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