68 year old Shirley Mabe of Alexandria died Friday night at her residence. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Lower Helton Baptist Church. Barry Whiteaker and Larry Thomas will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. The Mabe family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Mabe of Alexandria. Four children, Wayne and his wife Edie Mabe of Livingston, Barbara Lester of Alexandria, Anita and her husband Larry Thomas of Pulaski, and Melissa Mabe of Alexandria. Six grandchildren, Jessica and her husband Brad Atkins, Rebecca Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Josh Lester, Candace Lester and Cameron Lester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.