Shirley McGraw Lanning

May 26, 1940 - July 5, 2011
Shirley McGraw Lanning

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Shirley Anita McGraw Lanning, 71, of Hendersonville went to Heaven July 5, 2011 to be with her mother, Elsie Worley McGraw; father, William Alonzo McGraw, Sr.; sister, Antoinette Ellis; and brother, William Alonzo McGraw, Jr.

She was a member of the Horse Shoe First Baptist Church. After 40 yearsí service, she retired from the American Enka Corporation. She enjoyed bingo and fishing.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 23 years, Daniel Lanning; two daughters, Abby Moore and husband, Doug, of Weaverville, and Bridgette Foster and husband, Tim; four grandchildren, Spencer Moore, Daniel, Jordan, and Dillon Foster of Laurel Park; four sisters, Teresa Ledbetter and husband, Tom; Brenda Newman and husband, Jimmie; Rita Metcalf and husband, Marvin, all of Hendersonville, and Barbie Koening and husband, Larry of Gastonia; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held.

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  • July 07, 2011
    Array says:

  • July 07, 2011
    Wanda Aiken says:
    My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know.

  • July 07, 2011
    Tonya Wilson Toney says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. There are so many of my great childhood memories with you guys in them. Want you to know I am thinking of you and love you.

  • July 07, 2011
    Jean Pickelsimer Young says:
    Dan, I pray you and your family know the Lord's presence and comfort at this difficult time so soon after Shirley's death and in the adjusting days ahead. I am sure pleasant memories are heart treasures for you. With special thoughts and our sympathy, Jean and family "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen." 2 Corinthians 13:14 KJV

  • July 07, 2011
    Cindy H says:
    It was a pleasure to assist you Dan in caring for your wife during the various stays in the hospital. My prayers include you and your family.