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Date published: 12/15/2012

Shirley D. Gallahan

Shirley Dempsey Gallahan, 76, of King George County died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mrs. Gallahan was born in Fredericksburg and graduated from Stafford High School in 1954. She was a member of Hanover Baptist Church in King George and a retired homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton E. Gallahan; her parents, Maxwell R. and Marion E. Dempsey; and a sister, Jacqueline Perna.

Survivors include son Milton E. Gallahan Jr. (Sharon), daughter Susan G. Marshall (Michael), granddaughter Sarah Beth Marshall, and grandson Matthew M. Marshall, all of King George; three sisters, Patricia Cornell of Stafford County, Cynthia Bullock of Spotsylvania County and Mary Shover of Alexandria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg, with the Rev. Darren and the Rev. Jessica Williams officiating. Burial will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nomini Baptist Church, Box 186, Montross, Va. 22520-0186.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.