Salem, VA-Shirley T. McGraw, born Dec. 25, 1936, age 78, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 7, 2015, at her home in Salem, VA.
She is the daughter of the late Melvin Arthur Cole and Lillie Mae Cole. She was born and raised at Alvon, with ten brothers and four sisters.
She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Vickie Jean; son, Terry Gene; and husband, Gene McGraw; six brothers, Donnie Cole, Willie Cole, Junior Cole, Cloris Cole and two infant brothers; and sister, Della Merle Cole.
Surviving are: son, Gregory McGraw of Culpeper, VA; two granddaughters, Victoria and Cassandera of Salem, VA; three sisters, Evelyn Cole of Buchannan, VA, Starlena Coleman of White Sulphur Springs and Janie Morgan of Ronceverte; and four brothers, Melvin Cole of Jefferson, OH, Lantie Cole of White Sulphur Springs, Clifford Cole of Glen Morgan and Milford Cole of Ashtabula, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 10, at Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs. Interment followed in the old Alvon Methodist Cemetery, Alvon.
Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.