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Shirley Ann Edwards Thomas, 82, of Lillington, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Harnett Central Hospital.

The funeral was was held at Holly Springs Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Parsons and Rev. Scott Yow presiding. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was born in Harnett County on October 27, 1939, to the late Jesse Ray and Allie McNeill Edwards. She worked as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Central Carolina Hospital of Sanford, Veterans Administration of Fayetteville, and Betsy Johnson Hospital of Dunn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Elbert Ray Thomas; sister, Eunice Gilmore; brothers, Gerald, J.R. Edwards and a great-grandchild. Shirley was a member at Holly Springs Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Shirley Yarborough of Sanford; Daryl Wilson, of Lillington; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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