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Doris Royal Shields

Mrs. Doris Royal Shields of South Boston died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Woodview Nursing Home. She was born in Wyoming County, W.Va.  on June 15, 1930 and was 82 years old. She was the daughter of the late Neil Royal and Flora Bell Royal and was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Bernard Shields.

Mrs. Shields was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol S. Robertson of Hendersonville, N.C. and Cathy S. Simpson of South Boston; one son, Kenneth D. Shields of South Boston; two grandchildren, Ronda Honeycutt Wiggins and Brent of Hendersonville and Jason Simpson of South Boston; and one great-grandson, Andrew McGraw of Hendersonville.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery with the Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.