March 19, 1939 - February 13, 2020 Shirley Ann Dollar Eller, 80, of Statesville, formerly of Ashe County, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville. She was born March 19, 1939, to Garland Alton and Margaret Beatrice Shatley Dollar in Warrensville. She is survived by her husband, Jay Eller of the home, they were blessed with 63 years of marriage. Also left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Tim Burgiss of Statesville; two granddaughters, who were the light of her life, Drew (Wilson) Yang of Toronto, Canada and Ali (Tyler) Lewis of Burlington; two sisters, Phyllis (Johnny) McNeil of Lansing, and Josie (Joe) Hoosier of Jefferson; special friend and caregiver, Shirley Brown of Statesville; nieces and nephews; and a host of friends also survive. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Eula Mae Dollar; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen and Eldon Ashley and Geneva and Buster Black. Shirley loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a member of Diamond Hill Baptist Church and also loved her church homes in the mountains and at the many campgrounds they visited. As avid campers, Shirley and Jay made numerous friends throughout their travels. They especially loved the years they spent at Lake Myers in Mocksville and at Greenfield Campground in Jefferson. Shirley will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, and an adoring "Nana" who loved being with her family and friends. She was the owner and operator of The Hair Palace Beauty Salon in Warrensville, NC, where she laughed with and enjoyed the clients she served. She loved to cook, and she took great pride in sharing that joy with Drew and Ali. Those who knew her will always remember her laughter. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m., in Nicholson Funeral Home Chapel, 135 East Front St., Statesville, with visitation taking place from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial will immediately follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening, Feb. 15, at Boone Family Funeral Home in West Jefferson from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Statesville Christian School, 1210 Museum Rd., Statesville, NC 28625; or Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson Nicholson Funeral Home of Statesville
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