Shirley Carlan

GASTONIA - Shirley Jane Carlan, 73, passed away Oct. 23, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Chatham County, Ga., to the late Charles Washington Smith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Harold Canup and Bobby Carlan.

Survivors include sons, Roger and Terry Canup, Craig Carlan and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at United Baptist Church.

Condolences may be sent online by visiting

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Carlan family.

Funeral Home

McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451

Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 25, 2012