91, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Oneonta residence. Mrs. Shirley was born May 26, 1920, in Blount County to Johnny and Frances Whited Box. A member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, she was predeceased by parents, husband Milton Lewis Shirley, and sons Pete Shirley and Junior Shirley.
Surviving are daughters Carolyn Shirley Phillips, Oneonta, and Donna Shirley Poole, Straight Mountain; son Jeff (Lynn) Shirley, Straight Mountain; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Norman Putman conducted the funeral Oct. 30 at Lemley Funeral Chapel, burial following at Mount Carmel Cemetery.