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Shirley Jean Riffe, 81, of Oak Hill passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. Born June 10, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Minnie Miller McGraw.
Mrs. Riffe attended Mountain View Church of God. Shirley spent a lot of time at Raleigh County Commission On Aging. She was also a member of Beckley TOPS club. Shirley was an avid West Virginia Mountaineers fan who loved her dog Maizey, traveling, word search puzzles, sitting by the fire pit and trips to Pigeon Forge, TN.
In addition to her parents Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, John Riffe Sr., and brother, Gerald Miller.
Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Lonnie Riffe and wife Angela and grandson Bradlee, John Riffe Jr. and wife Trish; daughter, Sharon Atkinson and husband Bill; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren and best friend Shirley McInnis.
Friends may gather with the family from 1-2 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Mountain View Church of God, Oak Hill.
Services will be held at 2:00 PM at the church with Pastor Rudell Bloomfield officiating.
Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Shirley's favorite place, Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Zoo-478 Happy Hollow Lane, Sevierville, TN 37876.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
Published on November 11, 2017
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