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Shirley Craddock Underwood

September 17, 1952 — April 8, 2020

An Angel's Hand by John F. Connor

An angel whispered in my ear
Believe in me and have no fear
Come with me and take my hand
I will take you to another land
A place of peace a place of light
Don’t be afraid just hold on tight
Your earth days are done but don’t be sad
Remember all the times you had
Loved one will join don’t despair
You have many in heaven waiting there
Your body dies your soul is free
That’s why you get to fly with me.

At her home surrounded by a loving and much adored family, Shirley Ann Craddock Underwood , 67, of Maple Fork, WV passed away on Wednesday, April 08, 2020.

Born September 17, 1952 in Beckley, WV she was the daughter of David Eugene Craddock and the late Beulah Redden Craddock.

Shirley was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley and an active member of the Mount Hope Christian Church. She was retired from the home health industry.

Preceding her in death were her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Underwood and a nephew, Samuel Wright.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 48 years, Larry Underwood; daughter, Tara Johnson; grandchildren, Aaron Johnson (Rebecca), Kali Johnson (Caleb) and Zoe Johnson; and great granddaughter, Emma Claire who called her Granny G.

Also surviving are her siblings, Anna (Roger) Wright, Donna (Charley) Roles, David "Buddy" (Janet) Craddock and Edith Hall; a very special cousin, Marlene Hollandbeck; father-in-law, E.G. Underwood; special sister-in-law, Melaine (Jim) Bower; brother-in-law, Terry (Shelby) Underwood; as well as nieces and nephews, Susan, Matt (Nicole), Stacey (Holli), Joshua, Jennifer (John), Michelle (Jack), Rusty, Dustin, Abbie, Brittany (Joe), Jamie, Dawn and Michelle.

Shirley's daughter Tara Annette Johnson passed away five months after her on October 10, 2020. A joint memorial service will be held for them on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at the Mount Hope Christian Church with Minister Buddy Goins officiating. Burial was at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV.

Those planning to attend should use proper COVID 19 precautions by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope, WV
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Service Schedule

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Mount Hope Christian Church

801 Main St, Mount Hope, WV 25880

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5250 Robert C. Byrd Drive

, Beckley, WV 25801

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