Shirley Murphy Loftis

Age: 76
Address: White Oak Creek Road
Date of Death: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home

Details:  Shirley Murphy Loftis of White Oak Creek Road went home to be with the Lord on July 11th at Mission Hospital, surrounded by her family after an extended illness.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lawerence and Dora Self Murphy, and the wife of Fred Loftis who passed away in 2007.  She was also preceded in death by a son:  Freddy Loftis; and, a daughter:  Diane Sheldon.  Shirley was an avid gardener, a community leader, a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
     Surviving are 2 daughters:  Sylvia Cox and husband, Bob, of Asheville, and Rebecca Lynn Miller and husband, Casper, of Weaverville; a son:  Thomas “Audie” Murphy of Burnsville; 7 grandchildren:  Jerry Angel and wife, Crystal, Chance Blevins, Victoria Murphy, Darby Cox, Sydney and Kasey Miller and Ashley Richards; 5 great grandchildren:  Alyssa, Katelyn and Fredrick Angel and Jeremiah and Kaitlyn Richards; 3 sisters:  Rena Mace, Dorothy Young and Cartha Biddix; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
     Funeral services will be held at 2PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.  Father Ross Jones will officiate.  Burial will be in the Goode Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
     In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
     The family would like to say a “special thank you to all that assisted our mother at Mission Hospital”.

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