Carolyn Diane Shirley

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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.

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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Skelton Funeral Home - Reform
2105 2nd St. SW  Reform, AL 35481
(205) 375-9661
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Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 14, 2012