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Shirley Ann Lail

January 9, 1940 — March 8, 2023

Shirley Ann Lail, age 83 of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2023 in Huntsville, Alabama. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Sanctuary. A memorial service will immediately follow. Rev. Gordon West and Rev. Kyle Lloyd will officiate.

Shirley was the daughter of the late Sam E. and Ina Hefner in Alexander County. Shirley was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend to many. She worked many years in the Banking/Savings & Loan Industry, as a teacher’s aide at Bethlehem Elementary School, and was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and siblings, stomping at the YMCA, working on her flowers, and the monthly outings with “The Beauty Shop Gang.”

In addition to her parents, Shirley was proceeded in death by her husband, Sam Lail; brothers, Maynard Hefner, S.E. Hefner, Allen Hefner and sister, Helen Miller.

Those left to cherish the memories of Shirley include her son, Sam Lail, Jr. and wife Shirley of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter, Sonya Lail of Frisco, Texas; two grandchildren Skylar Lail and Sara Hudson (Tyler Hudson) both of Huntsville, Alabama; brothers Bill Hefner of Taylorsville; Jerry and Barbara Hefner of Taylorsville; sisters, Brenda Bowman of Taylorsville; Jane Bowman of Granite Falls; Sister in Laws, Judy Hefner and Katherine Hefner; numerous nieces and nephews, and members of the Lail family.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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