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Shirley Wilson

October 5, 1936 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 85)


Shirley Kelly Wilson of Cedar Point, N.C., died June 12, 2022 at home. She was born October 5,1936 in Siler City, N.C., the daughter of Clinnie D. & Etta Cole Kelly, both deceased.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Wilson; her daughter, Kelly Spainhour; her sister, Elma Kelly Smith; three brothers, Cecil, Harland, and Leonard Kelly; nephews, Cecil Kelly Jr.; and great nephew, John Brown.

Survivors include, son, James M. Talley Jr. and wife Lori; daughter, Tracy T. Barnes and husband Roy; grandchildren, Trey Talley (Peggy) and Dare Talley; great grandchildren, Hunter, Silas, and Wendy; son-in-law, Mack Spainhour; as well as several very dear nieces and nephews.

A family memorial will be held at a later date at the Coastal Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, N.C., where she will be buried with her husband Wallace.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chatham County Council on Aging: 112 Village Lake Rd., Siler City, N.C. 27344.

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.


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