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Shirley Shields Perkins

Mrs. Shirley Shields Perkins of 1068 Union Church Road, Halifax died at Halifax Regional Hospital on Saturday, June 22, 2013. 

She was born in Halifax County on Jan. 3, 1938 and was 75 years old. She was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas Shields and Dolly Moore Shields Barbour and was married to Harvey Matt Perkins. 

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Matt Perkins, of Halifax; two daughters, Rhonda Perkins Wilborn and husband Michael Ray of South Boston and Robin Perkins Cordova and husband Thomas of Taylor, Tex.; one sister, Betty Shields Moorefield, of Newport News; one brother, Edward Louis Shields, of Newport News; two grandsons, Adam Blake Wilborn and Cody Bryant Wilborn. 

She was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Gunn Shields.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Halifax Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. Jimmy McMillian officiating. 

The family will receive friends at her home. 

For memorials, consider the Halifax County Humane Society, P.O. Box 969, South Boston, VA 24592 or a charity of choice.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.