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Alla Fay Taylor Shields
West Hill Cemetery

From ; Catherine Caldwell
Obituary of Alla Fay Shields

This notice was posted on Oct 14, 2007

Alla Fay Shields

Services for Alla Fay Shields, 78, of Sherman who passed away on Sunday,
October 14, 2007 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, will be held on
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 10:00AM in the Grand Avenue Presbyterian
Church. Reverend Lander Bethel will officiate. Interment will follow at
West Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home.

Alla Fay Taylor was born October 1, 1929, in Abilene, TX. Her parents
were Alfred Henry Taylor and Alla Hubbard Spencer Taylor. She attended
school in Tom Bean and was valedictorian of her graduating class. On
July 25, 1947, she was married at home to Vinson H. Shields, and this
year they celebrated sixty years of marriage. Many people remember how
friendly she was while working for Hestand Pharmacy and later at Essin

Mrs. Shields was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary
Dollar and Marguerite Patty; three brothers, Col. John F. Taylor,
Hubbard Taylor, and Edwin Taylor. Survivors include her husband;
sister-in-law Mona Taylor of Harker Heights, TX; son David Shields and
wife, Billie Ann of Tom Bean; daughter Dr. Sherry Scott and husband Dr.
Cliff Scott of Paris; grandsons Chad Shields and wife Kim of Tom Bean,
Colt Shields of Tom Bean, Marine Cpl. Aaron Owens and wife Cindy of Camp
Pendleton, CA, and Tyler Scott of Paris; granddaughters Madison and
Aubry Scott of Paris; and four great-grandchildren.

The key values for Fay and Vinson Shields have always been their family
and their faith. They were elders at Grand Ave. Presbyterian Church. In
addition to serving by preparing communion, they were very active in
ministering to individuals in need. She also volunteered for the Sherman
Literacy program and Home Hospice of Grayson County.

Fay was always gracious, gentle, friendly and charitable. As her own
health declined she insisted on continuing to assist others. A cup of
soothing hot tea was one of her pleasures, and she always had music in
the home. She loved books and reading, and her children remember the
importance she placed on the arts. She and Vinson enjoyed doing things
with their grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 from
6:00-8:00 PM at Dannel Funeral Home.

If desired memorials may be made to Home Hospice of Grayson County, P.O.
Box 2306, Sherman, TX 75091.

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