Marion Oates Shuford, 82, of Rutherfordton, N.C., died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Hospice House of Rutherford County. She was the daughter of the late Frank Oates and the late Lucy Oates Brown. Marion was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton. She fought a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis for over 40 years. Gene and Kathryn would like to give a special thank you to all her care givers that became part of the family. She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn Shuford Oddo and her husband, Tom, Blacksburg, Va.; one son, Gene Shuford Jr. and his wife, Jane, Rutherfordton, N.C.; one brother, George Oates, Rutherfordton, N.C.; two grandchildren, Samantha Shuford and Vincent William Oddo.
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Arrangements are being handled by McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013. The Memorial service will be at First United Methodist Church, Rutherfordton at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013 with the Rev. Jack Knoesple officiating. Interment will be private at Rutherfordton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County; P O Box 336, Forest City, N C 28043 or to First UMC, 264 North Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139 or to Multiple Sclerosis. (M S) Guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.
Published in Roanoke Times on Mar. 11, 2013