may-002Shirley Anne Cook May, 83, of Bacova, Virginia died Saturday, October 29, 2016 at her residence.

She was born August 24, 1933 in Callaghan, Virginia, the daughter of the late Gilmer Patton Cook and Maggie King Cook.

She was the former owner and operator of The Gift Caboose.

She was a member of Fletchers Chapel in Callaghan and enjoyed going to flea markets and yard sales. She liked to paint and was a wonderful cook. Everyone loved her homemade bread! She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Ashby Milton May of Bacova; a son, Larry Milton May of Bacova; a daughter, Terry May Butler & husband Ronnie Morris Butler of Bacova; 3 grandchildren, Shana May Hatzopoulos of Chesapeake, Virginia, April Renee Graves of Dallas, Texas, Richard Ashby Graves & fiancée Vonia Bailey of Lake Charles, Louisiana; a great grandchild, Nicholas Hatzopoulos of Chesapeake.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gilmer Patton Cook, Jr. and Gerald Duane Cook.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Box N, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.


  1. Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Shirley. She was always smiling & such
    a sweet person. Shirley will be greatly missed.
    Eddie & Peggy Ryder & Family

  2. So sorry to hear about Shirley’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I remember Shirley always smiling and happy about life, especially her children and grandchildren. May the many memories you shared bring you comfort in the days ahead.
    Sincerely, Sue Campbell

  3. Dear May Family and Friends. Bacova will not be the same without Shirley. She and her smile will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ralphie and Patti Riner

  4. We offer our sincere condolences on Shirley’s passing. We were neighbors for a short time but relished our friendship with Skeeter and Shirley. God Bless and keep your family during this time of sorrow.
    David and Cris Stinespring


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