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Dorothy Jean (Thomas) Gibbs

June 3, 1934 ~ February 21, 2019 (age 84)

Dorothy "Dot" Jean Thomas Gibbs, 84, of Busick, went to be with the Lord, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, after an extended illness.  A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of  the late George and Marie Riddle Thomas.  She was preceded in death by her husband:   Dail Gibbs, who died in 2006; a sister:  Brenda McCurry; and, a brother:  Howard Thomas.  Dot served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was the Owner/Operator of Norgetown Laundry from 1972 until 1984.  She sold Home Interior and Avon for a number of years.  She was involved with the Gideons Auxiliary, and was a member of the Red Hats.  Dot was an active member of South Estatoe Baptist Church.  Along with being a homemaker, she enjoyed making Poplar Barkberry baskets and numerous other crafts.

Surviving are two sons:  Roger Ray and fiancee, Marilyn Oakley, of Burnsville and Danny Ray and wife, Pam, of Morganton; a daughter:   Terri Ray Cloninger and husband, Mike, of Dallas, NC;  grandchildren:  Thomas and Tabetha Cloninger and Victoria Ray; sisters:  Adaleen Briggs and Liz Banks both of Burnsville; and a brother:  Ken Thomas of Hudson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday, February 23, 2019, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers. Rev. David Brown will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Carroway Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 264 Burnsville, NC 28714


Donations may be made to:

Gideons International
P. O. Box 264, Burnsville NC 28714


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