VIRGINIA SMITH SHEPPARD KIRKUM Virginia Smith Sheppard Kirkum, 88, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Greenlawn Memorial Park with Mr. Jim Coates officiating. Mrs. Kirkum was born September 13, 1925 in Stokes County, NC to the late Walter Frank Smith and Lettie Ann Poore Smith. She was preceded in death by her first husband Percy Andrew Sheppard and her second husband Joseph Edward Kirkum., and by her sister Frankie Smith Kallam and her brothers, Beverly and Norman Smith. Mrs. Kirkum was a long time member of Long Leaf Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Sheppard Earle (Ralph), Marian Sheppard Bennett (Mitchell), and Denice Sheppard Shackelford (Rodney), a brother Bobby Lloyd Smith (Barbara) of Summerfield, NC, and grandchildren; Andrew Earle (Debbie), Sarabeth Edmonson (Rusty), Natalie Bennett Bost (Ben), Jonathan Earle (Tiffany), Jeremiah Shackelford, and Joel Shackelford, and 14 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home of Sarah and Ralph Earle, 810 Pine Valley Dr., Wilmington. The family would like to express their appreciation to Desiraye Cole and the CNA staff at Azalea Health and Rehab. Memorials may be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Online condolences at www.andrewsmortuary.com Andrews Valley Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2014