In Memoriam

DURHAM Mrs. Shirley B. McFarling, 81, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Duke Medical Center. She was born in Durham County on February 10, 1932 to the late Marvin and Lilly Blackwood. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. McFarling was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield and was a member of Guess Road Baptist Church.

Mrs. McFarling is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bobby McFarling; daughters, Margo Knight of Asheville, Leanne Minton of Tampa, FL; son, Marty McFarling of Greensboro. Also surviving are six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 13th at 11 a.m. at Guess Road Baptist Church with Rev. Daniel Tilley and Rev. Mitchell Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at Markham Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Guess Road Baptist Church, 3102 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705 or Durham Rescue Mission, 507 East Knox Street, Durham, NC 27701. The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be made at


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