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.