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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
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Shirley Lail

Shirley Drum Lail

Tuesday, February 9th, 1937 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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Shirley Rose Drum Lail, age 82 of Granite Falls, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Lail was born February 9, 1937 in Caldwell County. She was the daughter of the late Quince Fred Drum and Rose Mae Houston Drum. She was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church and was retired from the Caldwell County School System.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, A.C. Lail; daughter, Janet Lail Sipe her brother, Jim Drum, sister, Gloria Evans and her brother Mac Drum.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cherry Lail Stilwell (Steve) of Hickory; son, Neal Lail of Hickory; grandson, Doran R. Stilwell of Hickory; sister, Brenda Kirby (Rick) of Sawmills; sisters-in-law, Margie Lail Bowman of Bethlehem, Maxine Lail of Granite Falls and Dorcas Drum of SC and also many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Shirley’s life will be announced at a later date. We desire privacy at this time as we grieve her loss.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.
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    Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
    granite falls, NC 28630


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Posted at 04:38pm
Whenever I think of Shirley I see her sitting in the church pew with her beautiful every ready smile. She always had a kind word to say and wanted to know how you were doing. Shirley was the head of our Women's day Group study session long before i joined it. She was always well prepared and we all looked forward to her presentations. She has been missed from our group for some time and although we still meet it's not been the same. She is rejoicing with her family that went before her and most of all our Lord.

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