Shirley Massey

    Shirley English Massey, 72, of Ball Ground, Ga., formerly of Murphy, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Jasper, Ga.
    Shirley had attended Murphy High School and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Murphy. She was a former member of the Murphy Garden Club and Murphy Junior League.
    Shirley was the business owner of The Upstairs Boutique in Murphy.
    Shirley retired from Siemens Energy and Automation and retired from the Cherokee County Commissioners office, Cherokee County, Ga.
    Shirley’s hobbies were reading, gardening, decorating and designing.
    Shirley was the daughter of the late Edward Melvin English and the late Azalee Price English, and wife of the late James (Jimmy) Ellis Massey. She was also preceded in death by a son, Wade Ellis Massey.
    Shirley is survived by her daughter, Dawn Massey Hoard and husband Calvin (Spencer) of Canton, Ga.; granddaughter, Ellen Hoard Floyd and husband David of Cartersville, Ga.; sister, Brenda English Stilwell and husband Robert of Murphy; brother, Jim English and wife Joyce of Murphy; niece, Melissa Stilwell of Murphy; nephews, Caleb English and wife Krysta and daughter Kynadee, Gavin English, and Levi English and wife Hannah and children Abigaile and Asher, all of Murphy; aunts, Aleen Keener of Murphy, Gail Lambert and husband Dean of Salisbury, Angie Kiser and husband Gene of Fortson, Ga., and Linda Kimble and husband Donnie of  Statesville; uncles, Dale Price and wife Betty of Murphy, William Edgar Price Jr. of Wilmington, and Rick Price and wife Carolyn of Midland; special cousins, Debra England and Brandy, Ben, Will and Amelia Joyner, all of Murphy, Harry Lee and Sandy Moore of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen and Julie Moore of Beaufort, S.C.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Revs. John Pope and Timothy Lee officiating. The inurnment will be in Sunset Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, prior to the services.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
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