Donna Shumate Dillard, 60, of Millers Creek passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Wilkes Senior Village after a three-year battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Scenic Memorial Gardens Chapel, with the Rev. Benny Roten officiating.  

Mrs. Dillard was born Nov. 5, 1959, in Wilkes County to Leonard and Virgie Landreth Shumate.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Lane Dillard; four sisters, Faye Shumate, Sharon Pennington, Annie Dancy and Dreama Mae Shumate; and two brothers, Tex Shumate and Roger Shumate.

She is survived by a daughter, Crystal Triplette and husband, Lincoln, of Millers Creek; a son, Allen Dillard and wife, Amanda, of Purlear; three grandchildren, Cody Dillard, Tripp Triplette and Eva Triplette; one sister, Kaye Feimster of North Wilkesboro; and four brothers, Leonard Shumate Jr. of North Wilkesboro, Gilbert Shumate of Lafolette, Tenn., David Shumate of Thurmond and Roy Shumate of North Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted.

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