Shirley D. Gifford

HANOVERTON– Shirley D. Gifford, 68, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Gifford was born Jan. 5, 1951 in Pikeville, Ky., a daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth “Betty” (Smallwood) Newsome.

Shirley was a devoted Christian and was a former member of the Alliance Baptist Church and was often a visiting member of the Baptist Church of Pikeville, Ky.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Herbert “Herb” Gifford, whom she married June 2, 1967; her daughters, Carrie (Kenny) Beeson and Kitty Irene (Scot) Wagmiller, both of Salem; son, Herbert Paul Gifford Jr. of Hanoverton; brother, Frank (Alice) Newsome of Ellsworth; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service celebrating Shirley’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Lisbon Cemetery.

The family will receive guests from 6 to 8p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Friends may view Shirley’s memorial tribute page and send condolences to her family at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.