On January 14, 2006, IRIS OPAL LAIRD (nee Shumate); beloved wife of Dr. Donald F. Laird; loving mother of Donna Webster, Ellen Yeich & Lynne Mellin; dear sister of Laurel Mellinger, Ruth Bryson, Ura Shumate and the late Elbert Shumate; cherished cousin of Melba Mc Cready. Also survived by seven grandchildren. The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY, INC., 10 W. Padona Road (at York Road) Timonium-Cockeysville on Thursday, 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. and on Friday, January 20 in Loch Raven United Methodist Church from 10:30-11 A.M. at which time funeral services will be celebrated. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Expressions of sympathy may be directed in Iris' memory to Loch Raven United Methodist Church, 6622 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21239 &/or Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 N. Charles St., Towson, MD 21204.