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Benjamin Cowan Shields, Sr.

In memory

Mr. Benjamin C. Shields

Born: June 17, 1903

Died: January 24, 1982

Service: 11:30 A. M.
Tuesday, January 26, 1982
Hopewell Presbyterain [sic]

Rev. Malcolm Bullock
Rev. Thomas L. Shields

Hopewell Cemetery

Margaret Isabelle Parsons Shields

In Memory Of

Mrs. Margaret P. Shields

Born: August 26, 1908

Dies[sic]: March 1, 1974

Service: 3:00 P. M.
Saturday, March 2, 1974
Hopewell Presbyterian Church

Rev. Eldon Wadsworth

Hopewell Presbyterian Cemetery

Gloria Aleen East Shields


Gloria Aleen Shields, a beautiful Christian wife, mother and friend departed this life May 23, 1984 to join her Heavenly Father. She is survived by a devoted husband, Benjamin C. Shields; son Steven S. Shields; daughter, Mrs. Susan S. Harris; son-in-law, William T. Harris III; a grandson, Jason Alan Shields; two sisters; four brothers; and many other close relatives and friends whose relationships she cherished. Her remains rest at the Joseph W. Blileys Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull St. Rd. where services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment Dale Memorial Park. If desired contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Shields, Mrs. Gloria Aleen, 57, of [omitted for privacy], a former employee of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. of Virginia and wife of Benjamin C. Shields.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA

Gloria Aleen East Shields

RICHMOND -- Gloria Aileen [sic, should be Aleen] East Shields, formerly of Roanoke, died Wednesday. Funeral will be Saturday. Arrangements by Joseph W. Bliley, Chippenham Chapel, Hull Street Road.


RICHMOND -- Mrs. Gloria Aileen [sic, should be Aleen] East Shields, formerly of Roanoke, passed away late Wednesday night at her home [correction -- died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital] in Richmond. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin C. Shields; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Shields Harris of Richmond; one son, Mr. Scott S. Shields [sic, should be Steven Scott Shields] of Richmond; one grandson, Jason Shields of Richmond; four brothers, Mr. Andrew J. East of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Mr. William R. East, Jr. of Richmond; Mr. Donald L. East of Lexington, Ky.; Mr. Richard M. East of Roanoke; two sisters, Miss June D. East of Richmond; Patricia East Turman of Blue Ridge. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Joseph W. Bliley, Chippenham Chapel, Hull Street Road, Richmond. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The funeral will be Saturday.

Source: Roanoke World News

Sandra Claire Shields Griffin

HICKORY -- Mrs. Griffin, 59, of [address deleted for privacy], died July 30, 2005 at Hospice of Catawba Valley.

Memorial service is 11:00 AM Wednesday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, with Pastor David R. Keck, Jr., and Vicar Heather Apel officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM today at Hosewell Presbyterian Church, Huntersville.

Mrs. Griffin was a homemaker, and was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Cowan and Margaret Parsons Shields.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas Earl Griffin of the home; sons, Cowan Lee Griffin and wife, Erika, of Chapel Hill, NC, Steven Douglas Griffin and wife, Angel, of Lenoir, and Michael Jesse Griffin and wife, Susann, of Pendleton, SC; brother, Benjamin Cowan Shields of Richmond, VA; sister-in-law, Jeanell G. Hutto of Rentz, GA; eight grandchildren; two nieces; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Capital Campaign, 2780 N. Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601, or to Palliative Care Center, Hospice of Catawba Valley, Inc., 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.

Hickory Funeral Home is serving the Griffin family.

Source:  Published in the Charlotte Observer on 8/2/2005.

Benjamin Cowan Shields, Jr.

We celebrate the life of Ret. TSgt. Benjamin Cowan Shields, USAF. Mr. Shields was also a retired Philip Morris employee.

He peacefully ended his journey on Earth at age 78, on September 21, 2005, and is now walking with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Jean Brunk Shields; daughters, Susan Shields Sasek and her husband, Dean, Betty Brunk McAllister and her husband, Buddy; sons, Steven Scott Shields, Alfred Stephen Brunk and his wife, Vickie; grandchildren, Christy, Jason, Holly, Cindy, Kathi, Lindsey, Joseph, Kristen, D.J., and Sarah, all of Chesterfield. He is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, and others whose relationships he cherished.

He was a faithful Christian and a member of Walmsley United Methodist Church, and was a loyal husband, father, Pop Pop, and friend.

His remains rest at the Bliley Funeral Homes' Chippenham Chapel, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where family and friends will gather on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held, 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment to follow in Dale Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Lung Association.

Source:  Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 9/22/2005.

Transcriptions by Susan Shields Sasek.

Benjamin Cowan Shields, Sr. is my grandfather; & Margaret Isabelle Parsons Shields was his 2nd wife; my step-grandmother.
Gloria Aleen East Shields is my mother -- she died in 1984 after fighting breast cancer for over 14 years
Sandra Claire Shields Griffin is the daughter of Benjamin C. & Margaret P. Shields;
my aunt & my father's half-sister.
Benjamin Cowan Shields, Jr. is my father -- he died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which he suffered from for several years; less than 2 months after his sister Sandy died.

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