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April 17, 2024

Shirley Sims

Shirley Sims passed from this world to be with her Lord and Savior on December 9, 2016.

She was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church. Her Sims BBQ family was a huge part of her life.

She was born on May 30, 1930, in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Ralph and Nell McRary. She was married to Keith Sims for nearly 67 years.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Sharon Kohnle, Brenda Stepp, Susan Brown; sons, Michael Sims and Joe Sims; and sisters, Blanche Reid and Betsy McRee.

A celebration of her life will be held at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church on Monday, December 12, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., with Pastor Gordon West, Pastor Don Ingle, and Pastor Eric Lane officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Tyler Sims Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Education Foundation, 1914 Hickory Blvd., Lenoir, NC 28645; Dudley Shoals Baptist Church, Lottie Moon, 1882 Dudley Shoals Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630; or Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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