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Dorothy M. Dovel

Dorothy Mae Dovel, 92, a resident of Fishersville, Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Fishersville with her son, his wife and friends by her side.


She was born June 28, 1922, in Rockingham County, Va., and was a daughter of the late Andrew Washington and Bertha Mayhue McCauley.


Dorothy attended Humes Run School in Rockingham County. She was a longtime member of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church of Elkton. Her work history included employment at the Knitting Mill in Shenandoah for 12 years, H.D. Lee, Blue Bell Inc., Thompson 5&10 in Elkton, and Elkton Garment Co. She was a good housewife, mother and grandmother. Dorothy loved being with her family for cookouts and singing.


On Feb. 15, 1941, she married Harry Jennings Dovel, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1991. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dale Elizabeth Morris, on Aug. 14, 1990; brothers, Lloyd, Earman and Leon McCauley; and sisters, Nina Phillips and Margaret (Maggie) Lam.


She is survived by her son, Harry Lee Dovel Sr. and wife, Linda, of Raphine, Va.; brothers, Melvin McCauley and wife, Pauline, of Elkton, and Jennings McCauley of Catlitt, Va.; sister, Janice Stough and husband, Sherman, of Culpeper, Va.; seven grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren and caregiver, Carol Jones.


The Rev. Stephen Creech will conduct a funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel in Elkton. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg.


The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Elkton.


In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to Gooden Brothers VFW Post 9292, P.O. Box 319, Elkton, VA 22827.


Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kygers.com

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