Shirley C. Gaines

Shirley C. Gaines

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Shirley Crocker Gaines, 79, resident of Simpsonville, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, April 22, 2019.


A native of Bixby, Missouri, daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Rosie Jane Strickland Crocker, she was a homemaker. 


Shirley is survived by her two daughters, Sherry Jones (Brent) and Michelle Lee, and brother, Jerry Crocker (Naomi). Shirley was lovingly known as “Nana” to eight grandkids, Stacy Warren (Trey), Ashley Buckner, Daniel Brown, Bradley Brown, Katie Jones, Jud Jones, and Britney Lee, and four great-grandkids, Landon and Liam Buckner, Gage Miles, and Everett Warren. 


Shirley was predeceased by her mother and father; her husband, Robert Dale Gaines; her siblings, Opal, Dessie, Eunice, Howard, and Bernell; and her grandchild, Brandon Gaines.  


Receiving friends will be held at The Wood Mortuary in Greer on Wednesday, April 24, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Funeral will follow in The Wood Mortuary chapel at 2 p.m. 


Shirley was always a champion for those less fortunate. In her honor, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. By phone at 800-805-5856 or online


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