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Doris Palmer Botts, 78, of Murphy died Thursday, August 29, 2013. She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. Doris had worked for Murphy Elementary School, Clifton Precision, Stiles Grocery, and Wal-Mart. She was a member of Mount Moriah Baptist Church. Doris loved reading, word puzzles, and her grandchildren and her nieces and nephews and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

 

She was the daughter of the late Ben D. and Pauline Calhoun Palmer and the wife of the late Wayne Botts, who died September 7, 1997. She was also preceded in death a brother, Ben Virgil Palmer.

 

Surviving are two sons, David Fowler and wife, Judy of Woodstock, GA and Carlton Fowler and wife, Linda of Murphy; a sister, Bennie Jo Palmer of Murphy; two grandchildren, Shelby Fowler and Drew Fowler both of Murphy; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 31 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy with the Rev. Jerry Morrow officiating. Interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Whitener, David Newman, C.B. and Ben McKinnon, Kenny Graham, and Roger Stanley.

 

The family received friends from 12:00 – 1:45 Saturday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy prior to the services.

 

The family requests memorials be made in memory of Doris Palmer Botts to the Shady Grove Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Wilma Shields, 115 Dairy Farm Road, Murphy, NC 28906 or Murphy Medical Center Nursing Home, 3990 E. US Highway 64 Alt., Murphy, NC 28906.

 

Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements.

Comments  

 
#7 Nancy Bauguss 2013-09-08 18:54
David and Carlton, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I liked your Mother very much and I know you will miss her.
 
 
#6 Mark & Libby Thigpen 2013-09-06 17:04
We just heard about your Mom, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We thought the world of her.
 
 
#5 juanita hinton 2013-09-03 14:24
I am sorry to hear of Doris' passing. She was a great family friend. We did not hear about this until Sunday. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
 
#4 BrendaMilsapsGarrett 2013-08-30 23:31
Carlton, David & family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed running into Doris in town. Many times we would share a few laughs while eating at Parker's. She always had a smile. I will be thinking of your families.
 
 
#3 Donna Ramsey Ware 2013-08-30 18:38
I always loved Miss Doris. She was so good to us when she worked at Murphy Elementary and in later years, I enjoyed eating lunch with her at Parker's. She was a sweet, sweet lady. We always had a good time talking and laughing.
 
 
#2 TOM GENTRY 2013-08-30 14:09
DAVID, CARLTON AND FAMILIES, SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. DORIS WAS A FINE PERSON AND HER LOSS HAS SADDEN US ALL. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF GRIEF.
 
 
#1 Emmett Thompson 2013-08-30 00:28
Hate this about Miss Doris.She was a find lady and will be missed.May god be with family.She always loved to pester me.
 

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