Laura Faye Locke Shirley

Monday, March 19, 2018

Rock Island, TN resident and Warren County native, Laura Faye Locke Shirley, 82, was born May 4, 1935, and died March 17, 2018, at NHC Healthcare McMinnville following a brief illness.

A retired employee of Oster and member of the Rock Island Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late James Virgle and Hattie Wretha Cantrell Locke. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Wayne Shirley and three brothers, Lloyd Locke, Wayne Locke and Bob Locke.

Mrs. Shirley is survived by five children and their spouses, Debora and Mark Evans of Lewisburg, Mike and Carolyn Shirley of McMinnville, Phyllis Counts of Fayetteville, Kim and Rodney Church of Lewisburg, and Candy Miller of Rock Island; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva Rigsby of Rock Island and Mary Jo Smith of Manchester; brother, James Locke of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in High’s Chapel with Mike Steakley and Sean Rutledge officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at High’s Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth Shirley Memorial Soccer Scholarship c/o High Funeral Home.