Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1929

ELBERT ESLAND "EBB" SHIRLEY, 101, but only 100 legally, of Hobbs, NM, died Jan. 3, 2012, in Eunice. He was born Nov. 7, 1910, in Grand Saline, TX, to John & Minnie Shirley. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1929 at Ranger, TX & married Lucille Patterson (RHS- 1933). Ebb moved to Monument in 1936. He was the most kind and moral man ever. He was a most proper man and was of the old school. Ebb especially loved his children and grand- children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hunting arrowheads, bowling and golf. He played golf three times a week until about four months ago. He had many friends and was an inspiration and good example to all. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; son, Joe W. Shirley; daughter, Patsy Shirley Colin; grandson, Kent Shirley; and four sisters: Ruth Annie Shirley Lindsey (RHS-1926), Elizabeth Shirley Moore (RHS-1929), Dealva Vide Dee Shirley Vaugh (RHS-1932), and Maxelle Shirley Townsend (RHS-1934). At the time of his death, Shirley was survived by four grandchildren, Kevin Wilson, & husband Tom, of Hobbs, Kristi McCasland of Eunice, Paige Gauren of Huntsville, AL, and Chad Colin, and wife Angela, of MN; son-in-law, E.W. Colin of Huntsville, AL; sister, Minnie Lee Evans (RHS- 1939) of Dallas, TX; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Shirley Driver, and husband Robert; fourteen great-grandchildren, Angel Lilley, Erin Norvell, Nikki Lord, Cody Smith, Kyna Shirley, Kandice Toman, Chance Shirley, Sean McCasland, Kacie McCasland, Joseph Moore, Patsy Moore, Jason Sampson, Denver Colin and Spencer Colin; and eleven great-great-grandchildren.