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Shirley Davis Skiles
Shirley Davis Skiles

Shirley Davis Skiles, of Surf City, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 58.

She was born June 16, 1956, in New Hanover County, the daughter of the late Gilbert Theodore Davis and Mary Ellen Davis. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 35 years, Stanley Wade Skiles and sister, Sue Ennis.

Shirley was a free spirit and a caring and loving sister and friend who enjoyed the beach and spending time with close family and cherished friends. Throughout her life she was dedicated to helping others with their sight as an optician.

Surviving are her sister, Sylvia Edwards and husband, Alan; brother-in-law, Michael Ennis; nephew, Brian Ennis; great-nephew, Jonah Ennis; and her canine companion, Katy.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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