The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 12, 2013

Shirley J. Brooker


Star Beacon

WHITEWATER, W.Va. — Shirley Jean Brooker, age 74, of Whitewater, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.Va.

Born Oct. 6, 1938, in Zela, she was a daughter of the late Ted and Everette Nutter Pierson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Eugene “Dude” Fleming; second husband, George Eugene “Booger” Bailes; a brother, William Cecil “Pedo” Pierson; and a sister, Karen Mae Pierson Stover.

She was a member of the Pierson Chapel United Methodist Church in Zela, was a former employee of various restaurants in the Summersville area, was a former employee of True Temper of Ashtabula, Ohio, and was retired from BB&T.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly and her husband, Jeffery Collins of Cattlett, Va.; a son, Gary E. and wife, Cindy Bailes of Zela; four grandchildren, Jeffery Lee Collins II and wife, Elizabeth, Julie Karlin Collins, William Wesley “Wes” Bailes, and Cassie Nichole Bailes Jordan and husband, Scott; six brothers, Kenneth “K.P.”, Dan, Don, Greg, Gerald and Ben Pierson; and three sisters, Sue Ann Holstein, Marion Bryant and Sarah “Teanie” Pierson.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m., Today, Jan. 12th, in the Pierson Chapel United Methodist Church in Zela, with Pastors Brad Blanchard and K.P. Pierson officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sebert Cemetery in Zela.

Calling hours were held friday at WHITE FUNERAL HOME in Summersville.

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