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James Ralton Shirley, Jr. (Zeta Chi) 1953-2014

James Ralton Shirley, Jr., 60, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Bluffton and Irmo, SC, passed away at home on June 25, 2014. Jim was the beloved husband of Jo Shirley; father of Abbie Shirley Warren (Jason), James R. (Trey) Shirley III (Ashley), Kristen Martin (Chase), David Rosati, and Lauren Rosati; brother of Dot Shirley Hardin (Allen); uncle of Kathy Brown Bowie (Brad); brother-in-law of Robert Brinkmann (Lisa), Jean Brinkmann, and Beth Brinkmann; and grandfather of Hunter, Caroline and Jackson.

Family and friends are invited to the funeral service at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at the McEwen-Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m., prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made, in Jim’s name, to support cholangiocarcinoma research at The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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