Obituaries published in the Wednesday, June 5, 2002, edition of The Messenger.

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Annie Ruth Shirley

Annie Ruth Shirley, 83, of Panama City, Fla., died Friday, May 31, 2002, in a Panama City nursing home.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 3, 2002, at 2 p.m. in Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Raley officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens with Wilson Funeral Home directing.

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Visitation was 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, at Wilson Funeral Home.

She was the daughter of Frank and Ruth Revill of Goshen where she grew up and attended schools, including troy State University. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Panama City where she was a dedicated worker in the Cradle Roll Department.She worked for 15 years as a dental assistant for Dr. Reeves Wells.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Thompson Shirley, also a native of Pike County, and her older sister Alice.

Survivors include two sons, Benjamine Murray Shirley and wife, Lynne, of Destin, Fla., and William S. Shirley and wife, Helen, of Panama City; six grandchildren, Maryanne Elizabeth Shirley, Rachel Lynn Shirley, Anthony James Shirley, Cynthia Shirley Mullinax and husband, Anthony, Suzanne Shirley Dykes and husband, Grant, Justin Gibson, great-granddaughter, Cameron Melissa Mullinax; brother, Jessie Frank Revill and wife, Laurie, of Pike County; sister, Jean Revill Starling of Troy and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were Justin Gibson, Frank Starling, Grant Dykes, Tommy Dillard, Ronald Sanders and Robert Guy. Honorary pallbearers were James Starling Jr., the staff of Glencove Nursing Pavilion an dmembers of the Winsome Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.