Shirley Erp Harris, age 86, of Science Hill, Kentucky passed from this life Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

Shirley was born May 9, 1936 to James Slavey and Leona Mounce Slavey in Somerset, Kentucky. 

 She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and she enjoyed tending to her flower garden, watching WLJC Christian Station and Jimmy Swaggart. She cherished her family. 

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, James and Leona Slavey, her first husband, Talmadge Erp, 2 sons, Talmadge Michael Erp and James Byrl Erp. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Orville Slavey and sister, Mildred Smith and husbands, Chester McClure and Bill Harris.  

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughters, Sharon Ramsey of Somerset, Ky and Kathy Phelps of Campbellsville, Ky; grandchildren, Michael (Amy) Erp, Shannon Erp, Tamara Erp, Nikki Phelps, Danielle Smith (Shannon Yanders); great-grandchildren, Damien Erp, Chloe Erp, Wyatt Erp, Brianna Smith, Dawson Yanders, Caleb Yanders, Aries Yanders, Julie Phelps and Reagen Phelps.  

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home with a funeral service to be held at 1 P.M. at the funeral home with Bro. Michael Erp and Bro. Rick Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery in Grundy, Kentucky.  

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.  

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Shirley Erp Harris.