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Shirley Ann Nunley Gallagher, 79 of North Tazewell, VA passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, TN. Born August 4, 1938 in Tazewell County, VA, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Martha Hayes Nunley. She was a lifetime member of the Horsepen Church of Christ and served as church secretary. She had several employers in her lifetime including General Instruments, Dr. P.L. Rowlett, DDS, Dr. William Cover, Acme Markets, and retired after 20 years as a teacher assistant at Tazewell Elementary School. She loved working with children. After retiring, she volunteered at Lillies of the Field in North Tazewell, VA. Shirley enjoyed going to the Tazewell County Sportsman's Club with her husband and taking long walks in the mountains. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Charles Edward Gallagher; son, John Edward Gallagher and wife, Connie of Tazewell, VA; daughter, Lisa Gallagher Thayer and husband, Tom of Winchester, VA; three granddaughter, Megan Gallagher Bailey and husband, Austin of Bristol, VA, Hailey Gallagher Martin and husband, John David of Tannersville, VA, and Alex Gallagher of Tazewell, VA; four great grandsons, Hunter Martin, Tyler Martin, Gareth Bailey, and Erik Bailey; many friends and cousins she loved as her sisters and brothers.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until 2 PM Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA where funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM with Walter Schwitzerlett and Hobert Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA.
The family requests memorial donations be directed to Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614.
Online condolences may be sent to www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com
Published on August 5, 2017
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