Shirley Stephens

Published 5:59pm Friday, August 2, 2013

Mrs. Shirley Turner Stephens, 77, of Tryon passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

A native of Green Creek, she was the widow of Maurice Edward Stephens and the daughter of the late Grayson A. Turner and Minnie Williams Turner.

She is survived by her five children, Gary Stephens of Tryon, Vickie Armistead of Tryon, David Stephens of Pacolet, Billy Stephens of Taylors, and Tammy Haltiwanger (Billy) of Inman; one brother, Clyde Turner of Seneca; three sisters, Ruth Greenway of Tryon, Peggy Williams and Barbara Davidson both of Boiling Springs; six grandchildren; and by nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, Albert, Carl, James, Terrell and Larry Turner; and by three sisters, Juanita Lake, Eunice Seay and Margaret Cash.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. at Eggers Funeral Home Chapel of Chesnee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, N.C. 28722.

The family will be at the home of her sister, Ruth Greenway, 22 Pine Meadows Lane, Tryon, N.C. 28782, beginning Friday, Aug. 9.

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