Shirley Gean McCraw of Hendersonville passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Elizabeth House.
A native of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas D. and Lillian Duncan Pace and daughter-in-law of Edna McCraw.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Alvin McCraw in 2007 and a brother, Mitchell Pace.
She was a 1960 graduate of Flat Rock High School. She worked as Head Teller at Wachovia Bank and was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Graham of Hendersonville and Kelly Raines of Knoxville, TN and three granddaughters of the home, Brandi Pace, Sarah and Emily Frantz. Also surviving are three sons, Baron McCraw of Hendersonville, Greg and Michael McCraw of Raleigh; two brothers, Harlen “Butch” Pace of East Flat Rock; a brother-in-law, Wayne McCraw of Edneyville; two sisters-in-law, Jane Lancaster of Hendersonville and Ruby Greene of Boiling Springs; twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Pastor Anthony Craver will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Flowers are appreciated and memorials can be sent to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Guests may sign a register book at www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with the arrangements.