Age 88, passed away on August 12, 2016.
Known as “The Hug Lady”, Shirley was loved by all who knew her. She loved playing her harmonica, writing songs, being in nature and spending time with family.
Preceded in death by her parents, Ira J. Markham and Ella Jennings Markham, and sister, Daisy Carll.
Survived by her children, Byron (Susan), Sharon (Dana) and Linda; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Nina Bennett.
In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Nature Conservancy of TN (210 25th Ave. N., Ste. 810, Nashville, TN 37203) or to The Alzheimer’s Association.
The family will hold a private service at a later date.