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Shirley McDonald Stanley

August 27, 1951 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 68)


Shirley M. Stanley

Clyde – Shirley Ruth McDonald Stanley passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at her residence.

Shirley was born in Newport News, VA and lived most of her life in Haywood County. She was the daughter of the late Mattie Lou Justice. Shirley worked for HVO as a sub in the assembly department and was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by two sons, Ricky Stephen Smith (Kim) of Clyde and Rodney Lee Smith of Canton; one sister, Phoebe Jane Taylor of Clyde; one brother, Douglas Eugene McDonald of Clyde; and one grandson, Adam Dee Smith.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Clyde with the Reverend Carrol Lindsey officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Maintenance Fund c/o Home Trust Bank, 8583 Carolina Blvd., Clyde, NC 28721.

The care of Mrs. Stanley has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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November 26, 2019

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Wells Funeral Homes, Inc. & Cremation Services
3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716

Graveside Service
November 26, 2019

2:00 PM
Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Clyde

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