Dorothy Williams Earley

Published 8:20 am Thursday, February 24, 2011

AHOSKIE – Dorothy Williams Earley, age 91 of the 600 Block of Stokes Street in Ahoskie, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

She was born December 11, 1919 in Elizabeth City to the late William W. Williams and Mary Morgan Williams. She was the wife of the late Willard P. Earley.

She worked for Belk Department Store for several years and was a member of Ahoskie Freewill Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011 in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie. Rev. Joseph Futrell and Rev. Robert May will officiate. Burial will be private.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Jean Tinkham of Houston, TX, Jane Newsome and husband, Bob, of Winton and Joan Oster and husband ,Tom, of Paducah, KY; grandchildren Alana Gogan, Alisa Koch, Tim Newsome, Lisa Newsome, Jennifer Goff, Jeremy Oster and Jodi McIntosh; and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pearl Powell, and four brothers, Bill, Ed, Bruce and Earl Williams.

The family will receive friends following the service at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and other times at the home of her daughter, Jane Newsome.

Memorials may be made to Chowan University, One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC, 27855 or to the charity or church of one’s choice.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral home in Ahoskie is serving the Earley family.