May 29, 1911 ~ March 5, 2001

Born in: Yancey Co.,
Resided in: Kingsport, TN

Zora Bradford Shields Taylor, 89, formerly of Candler, died Monday, March 5, 2001 in a Kingsport, TN, nursing facility. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Joe B. and Pansy Brown Bradford. She was also preceded in death by her husband’s, Harry Shields in 1967 and Herman Taylor in 1974. She was a retired employee of American Enka with 22 years of service and a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. She is survived by a sister, Jessie Lee of Kingsport, TN; and a number of nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Revs. Charles Sams and Claude Surrett will officiate. Her family will receive friends 7-8:30 Friday at Groce Funeral Home, Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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  1. My deepest sympathies go out to you on the loss of your sister and aunt.
    I really appreicate, now more as an adult, the way Zora cared for and loved my grandfather. She was a comfort to him.
    I have many memories of Zora it would be hard to point out just one. I really always remember us caring for Mimi, her dog.
    Allison Correll


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