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Dorothy Lorene Walton, 88

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000179 EndHTML:0000002812 StartFragment:0000002360 EndFragment:0000002776 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/walton.doc Dorothy Lorene Walton age 88 of Lafayette, TN, died on Feb. 19, 2010 at Skyline Medical Center. Funeral services for Dorothy Lorene Walton were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Blackwell officiating. Interment followed in the Haysville Cemetery.

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She was born on Oct. 25, 1921 in Macon County, Tennessee, to her parents; the late Willie Ensley and Evie Alma Fishburn Walton. Besides her parents; two brothers and a sister, Sylvia Hemphill, also preceded her in death. Dorothy was employed by Ben Franklin’s 5 & 10 as a Clerk Manager for thirty-two years. Dorothy loved to do flower arrangements and after leaving Ben Franklin’s went to work for a florist in Lafayette for two years. Because of her love for sewing, Dorothy made many quilt tops that she would love to show you if you had the time to visit, she also did many alterations for people throughout the county.
Dorothy was a good hearted person, always willing to help; she liked staying busy.
At the White House Assistant Living, she helped every way she could by feeding the birds, fish and plants. She liked helping in the kitchen making dried apple pies and assisting other residents when she could. She dedicated her life to her parents Willie and Evie, taking care of both, until they passed. Dorothy knew a peace some never achieve. She never chose to leave here; this was home, close to family and friends. She knew where and what made her happy and she lived her life the way she chose, she seemed to know everyone in town. Dorothy had been a member of Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church most of her life until she became unable to attend there due to her age and physical limitations. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  She is lovingly survived by; nephews, Clark Hemphill and Chris Hemphill both of Indianapolis, Indiana, and many cousins, she loved dearly.