Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Shirley Yonce


08/31/1938 - 05/23/2019


Shirley Yonce, age 80 of Murphy, NC passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her residence.

She was born in Clay County, WV and the daughter of the late Arnett Butcher and Hazel Moore Sigmon. Shirley was a US Air Force veteran. She retired from MGM Brakes. Shirley enjoyed her rose garden, drinking coffee on her porch and watching hummingbirds. She also loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; she was known as Nannie aka nan-nan. Shirley was a member of Upper Peachtree Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, we was preceded in death by her infant son, Joey Yonce.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Yonce; two sons, Bobby Yonce and James Yonce and wife Melissa; two daughters, Lisa Henson and husband Chris and Jill Kernea and husband Larry of Murphy; one sister, Edna Statts of Lakeland, FL; eight grandchildren, Danielle Williams, Kendall Faircloth, Kailey Bailey, Robert Yonce and Lucas Yonce, Michael Kernea, Elizabeth Reid and Cory Killian; four great-grandchildren, Aayden Williams, Connor Williams, Delaney Reid and Maddox Bailey.

Funeral Services will be held at 3 pm, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Scott Cole and Rev. Derrick Tilley will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorials Gardens. Pallbearers will be Thristen Bailey, Michael Kernea, Ronnie Chastain, Cory Killian, Timmy Williams and Matthew Lovingood. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Yonce, Kenneth Panel and Alex Parker.

The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm, Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

A special thank you to Good Shepherd for all your support. We could not have done it without you.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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