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Shirley Marion Counts

June 11, 1949 - June 1, 2019
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Funeral service for Shirley Marion Counts, age 69, of Gretna, Louisiana, formerly of Elora, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home. Bro. Shane Reyer will officiate. Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery beside her husband, Ted Davis Counts.

Shirley was born on June 11, 1949 in Huntsville, AL to the late Lev Shields and Mary Helen Bradford Bostick. She enjoyed reading and playing with her grandchildren. Mrs. Counts retired in 2012 from the Fayetteville Walmart where she was the Department Manager of the Bakery. Shirley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse in Louisiana. Mrs. Counts passed away on June 1, 2019 in Gretna, LA, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Survivors include her daughters, Hope (Scott) Umsted of Collierville, TN, Bridget (Michael) Hill of Ardmore, AL, and Robin (Jacob) Garbin of Gretna, LA; grandchildren, Chad, Austin, Truker, Brittany, Heather, Matthew, Abi, Nicholas, Olivia, Zoe, Sarah and Luke; great-grandson, Owen; and sisters, Barbara Roberts, Teresa (Danny) Thompson, and Kimberly (Carl) Collier.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 1 PM on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Cary B Sullivan Lincoln County Tribute Chair, P.O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Shirley Marion Counts.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: June 7, 2019
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Service
  • Date: June 7, 2019
    Time: 1 PM
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