GORDO Carolyn Diane Shirley, age 63, of Gordo, died Sept. 13, 2012, at Salem Nursing & Rehab. A private family burial will be held today, Sept. 14, 2012, at Mt. Olivet Beaver Dam Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Terry Billings officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Rossie Ellis Shirley; her parents; and her brother, Bobby Gilchrist.
Survivors include her sons, Ken Shirley (Shan) of Reform, Ala. and Kevin Shirley (Erin) of Gordo, Ala.; her sisters, Debra Williams (Rick) of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Becky Cochrane (Keith) of Mobile, Ala.; five grandchildren, Lizzie, Ellie, Whitt, Lillie, and Mary Ellis; and her aunt and uncle, James and Martha Sullivan.
Mrs. Shirley was born September 12, 1949, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Kenneth Gilchrist and Ethel Edgeworth Gilchrist. She was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal Service and a well known resident of Pickens County.
Honorary pallbearers are employees of Salem Nursing & Rehab Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Salem Nursing & Rehab, P.O. Box 400, Reform, AL 35481.
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2105 2nd St. SW Reform, AL 35481
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 14, 2012