Sherry J. Stapleton

Sherry J. Stapleton

Sherry J. (Ahlers) Stapleton, 54, of the Avalon Community in Myrtle Beach, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her home surrounded by family and friends.  Born October 31, 1965 in Horry County at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.  She was a daughter of Sharon Patricia (Flood) Ahlers and Eugene Steven Ahlers.

Sherry moved to Gardner, Massachusetts at the age of 3 years.  She returned to Myrtle Beach in the early 1990’s. 

She attended Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA, and had worked for the Internal Revenue Service and Digital Equipment Corporation.  Born on Halloween Day, Sherry always celebrated Halloween week enthusiastically.

She was an AKC Approved Evaluator and co-owner (with her husband, Edward) of Gentleway Dog Training in Myrtle Beach for many years.  Sherry was a member of Love On A Leash, a nonprofit dedicated to providing an avenue for volunteer pet therapy teams to engage in meaningful and productive animal assisted therapy.

Survivors include her loving husband, Edward Patrick Stapleton; son, Jade Ahlers of Conway, SC; step-son, Eddie Stapleton (Shawna); step-daughter, Jacklyn Stapleton of Stephens City, VA; uncle, Fred Flood (Joyce); cousin, Jason Flood (Christina).

A funeral service will be held Friday, September 4, 2020 in the mausoleum at Southern Palms Memorial Gardens, 5000 US-17, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 at 11:00AM.  Entombment will follow the service there.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare, 8216 Devon Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 in Sherry’s memory.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to McMillan-Small Funeral Home, 910-67th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.


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Sir Keith
Created On: 09/17/2020 21:28:02

I am deeply saddened to learn of Sherry's passing. My sympathies go out to all of her family and friends. Rest well Sherry and be sure you will always remain in my heart and mind.

Mike Arrington
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 09/03/2020 19:32:26

So sorry for the loss of Sherry. She definitely fought a tough battle for such a long time. She had a great sense of humor and was always fun to be around and will be missed by so many.

Love and prayers to her family and to my friend and her loving husband Ed.

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