Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 24, 2013

Edith Taylor Kirby

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Edith Taylor Kirby, age 94, of Perdue Mobile Home Park, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Loving Hands Nursing Home in Bluefield.

Born on June 19, 1918 in Goodwill, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Belle Basham Taylor. She had been a resident of Bluewell and Bluefield for all of her life and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Olen Giles Kirby; two daughters, Aldine Kirby and Wanda Dunford; three sons, Grover, Raymond and Gene Kirby; three brothers, Sherril, Edsel, and Lowell Taylor; and three sisters, Iva Taylor, Grace Shrader, and Doris Taylor.

Survivors include: Son: Jason C. Kirby and wife Brenda of Elizabeth, W.Va.; two daughters: Carolyn Kirby of Bluefield, Sherry Lynn Kirby Miles and Jeff of Princeton; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; sister: Dorothy Farley and Jack of Spanishburg.

Funeral services will be conducted today (Wednesday), April 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Rev. James Milam officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Bluewell with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Friends may call today (Wednesday) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.