Doris Stephenson Miller, 88, of Fletcher, passed away Monday, May 28 at Universal Healthcare Center.
A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Dillard and Thelma Louise McCombs Stephenson. She was also preceded in death by her longtime companion, Jack O’Leary; two sons, Warren Miller and Ray Miller and one sister, Marie Stephenson.
Doris worked as a seamstress for most of her life, working at Foam and Fabric, Sears and owning her own dress shop along the way. She loved to dance and spend weekends at the Old Homestead Barn in Mills River. Doris also enjoyed working in the yard, but above all else, she loved her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Terry Wheelon of Hendersonville, Gwen Wolfe of Mebane, NC and Debbie Moretz of Marion; twelve grandchildren, Shelley, Julie, Abbey, Kristen, Joey, Lee, Casey, Trina, Kristiana, James, Doug and Stephen; one sister, Billie Miller, as well as thirty great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, her family graciously asks that memorial donations be made in Doris’ name to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.