Shirley P. East
Published 4:41 pm Monday, October 23, 2017
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Shirley P. East, a longtime resident of Franklin, Virginia, died on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in White Oak Manor in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Born in Halifax, Virginia, on March 28, 1932, to Wilma and Percy Perkins, she grew up in the beautiful rural community of Aarons Creek, Virginia. She had recently moved to Rock Hill to be closer to her family.
She received her associate degree from Longwood College in 1952, and served as a voter registrar for Franklin.
Shirley took great pride in making her home a special place for her family and friends to gather. She enjoyed playing bridge and creating beautiful needle work. She was an avid sports fan, particularly University of Virginia football, baseball and basketball. Passionate about her dogs, the family wishes memorial gifts to be made in her name to your local humane society.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph D. East; her daughter, Sarah Baldwin (Dennis) of Raleigh, North Carolina; her son, Mike East (Pam); her granddaughter, Maggie Tindall (John); and her great-grandson, Wyatt, all of Rock Hill; a sister, Mildred P. Woltz of Aarons Creek, Virginia; and her niece, Karen Mammosser (John) of Suffolk, Virginia.
The graveside service will be on Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., at Oak Ridge Cemetery in South Boston, Virginia.
The family will receive friends at the family farm in Aarons Creek, Virginia, after the service.