Mrs. Dorothy Dobbins White, age 92 of Eastwood Village Dr., Bostic, died, January 9, 2018. Born in Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bate Dobbins and Ethel Harrill Dobbins and widow of the late John D. White who died in 1996. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Donnis Smart and Susie Digh.
Mrs. White was co-owner and financial chief officer of Forest City Paint & Supply Co. since 1957 when she and her husband founded the business. Along with many other accomplishments she was always involved in her church, Florence Baptist as Sunday School teacher, adult choir member as well as serving on numerous building committees.
Survivors include her children, daughter, Sharon W. Haulk and her husband Doug of Bostic, NC and son, Keith B. White and wife Barbara of Forest City, NC and a sister, Helen Dobbins Higdon of Gainesville, FL. Her grandchildren who fondly called her "Graw" include Ryan Haulk of Fletcher, Lauren Hill of Forest City, Brandon White of Roanoke, VA and Kathryn Waldo of Charlottesville, VA. Great-Grandchildren include Lexie, Caroline, Emerson, Kaitlyn, Leyton and Audrey of whom she cherished.
Everyone was drawn to "Dot's" outgoing and contagious personality and wit. She was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
The funeral service will be held at two o'clock Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Florence Baptist Church with the Reverend Dr. Bobby Gantt officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be in the church Narthex from 12:15 until 1:45 pm Friday prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Florence Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 South Broadway Street, Forest City, NC 28043.
The family is at the home of her son, Keith White on McCall Drive, Forest City.
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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Hello Haulk and White Familys ~ Dot certainly was a beautiful woman - inside and out. Isn’t it wonderful that our Lord has called her home! Love to each of you.
Submitted by Joe and Chris Quinn on Jan 13 2018 07:04:41 PM
Mike and Sandra Nanney lit a candle for Dorothy "Dot" White
Mike and Sandra Nanney lit a candle on Jan 12 2018 10:42:54 PM
I remember your mother fondly as I was in and out off your house during our high school years. She was always a gracious lady. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Fondly, Linda Hall Carothers
Submitted by Linda Hall Carothers on Jan 12 2018 09:02:26 AM
Sharon & Family, our sincerest condolences on the passing of Dot. Remember her so well from Florence Baptist Church during our years there. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Submitted by Patricia Greene Wood on Jan 11 2018 10:32:04 AM
Praying for you all.. She was indeed a very special lady who will be profoundly missed. We are thankful that she can rest now in her heavenly home.
Submitted by Frank and Carol Elmoe on Jan 10 2018 09:06:46 PM
Sorry to learn of Dot's death....but rejoice in such a long life so well lived and well loved! Each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Still miss your sweet Dad too! Wanda and Don Hastings
Submitted by Wanda and Don Hastings on Jan 10 2018 08:55:18 PM
Sharon, Doug, Keith, and Barbara and grandchildren we sorry to hear about Dot passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. We know she will be missed.
Submitted by Mike and Audrey Greene on Jan 10 2018 07:14:21 PM
Thinking of you, your Mom, and family at this time. May you find comfort in the love of family and the memories you share.
Love and hugs,
Submitted by Beverly Griseck on Jan 10 2018 06:41:00 PM
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