July 22, 1921 ~ September 9, 2010

Born in: Haywood Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

DOROTHY ROBINSON ASHEVILLE - Dorothy Battle Robinson, 89, formerly of 178 Starnes Cove Road, Asheville, died Thursday, September 9, 2010 at Pisgah Manor. Mrs. Robinson was born in Haywood County. She was a daughter of the late Thomas and Arie Grant Battle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Crate Robinson and nine siblings. Surviving are two daughters Rebecca Bumgardner and her husband Eugene of York, SC, Rena Hollifield and her husband Russell of Asheville, four grandchildren, Benjamin Bumgardner and wife Courtney, Beth Aron and husband Gavin, Harrison Bumgardner, Meghann Pegram and husband Lee. "Miss Dot" as she liked to be called, was a very active member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. She served as church clerk for many years. She was the Sunday School Secretary until her recent illness. She loved to sing in the choir and served as the unofficial "Choir advisor." Her love for books caused her to have a vision for a church library. She worked to see it in place. Bowling on the church league was a favorite activity of hers for many years. She supported the church softball teams by faithfully attending the games. She was an active member of the church's Senior Citizens group. Mrs. Robinson was employed at S.H. Kress for more than 25 years. She later retired from the Square D plant. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends at the church one and a half hours prior to the service and at other times at the home of Rena and Russell Hollifield, 37 Spreading Oak Lane. Memorials may be made to Starnes Cove Baptist Church, 149 Starnes Cove Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. I will miss your sweet smile ‘Miss Dot’. We will miss your voice in the choir and all the wonderful things God has lead you to do in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Rest in peace.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of ‘Miss Dot’. Rena, my heart goes out to you. I have so many fond memories of her growing up in the church family with my grandparents. Wherever Nanny and Papa were, there was ‘Miss Dot’! I still have the beautiful baby blanket that she made when Dakota was born that I cherish. She was a wonderful woman and she was loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you all.

  3. Rena,
    I am so sorry that I can’t be there right now. Please know that you & Becky are in my thoughts & prayers. I still laugh when we see a field of grave stones & say look at the field of sheep or when we’re in Pigeon Forge & remember riding around looking for Dot a hair net. She was so much fun & is at peace with her heavenly family now.
    We love you & God bless your famly during your time of grief but Dot’s time of celebration.
    Love & prayers,
    Linda & Ray

  4. we are so sorry to hear about dot. we are also sorry we cannot be there Sunday for the service. we are having HOMECOMING and we are working in the kitchen. Our Prayers and Thoughts will be with you all.

  5. Becky and family,
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time. Please call at any time if you need anything. We love you!


  7. All of us at Pisgah Manor are so sorry for your loss. We all loved and adored ‘Dot’. I can remember the first time she came to us at Pisgah Manor, and we are so blessed to have met her, and been a part of our lives.

  8. Becky and Rena,
    We are very sad to hear of the passing of Dot. She was always on of my very favorite people. She was always so kind to me during my growing up years. I cherish the memoires of visiting with Harry and Dot on Sundays after church. Please know that you and your families are in our prayers.
    The Wells Family, Jeff, Carrie, Whitney, Tegan, Zeb, and Brenna

  9. Becky and Rena, Tony and I have lots of good memories of Miss Dot.She was an inspiration to us.You and your family are in our prayers.

  10. Rena, Becky and family.
    We are so sorry about the passing of our precious ‘Miss Dot’. She was always a joy and I wish I had spent more time with her. I do remember one special seniors trip to TN that she and I spent some special quality time. She will be missed by us all.
    Love and prayers,
    Bill & Dyrenda

  11. Rena, Becky & Family:

    Our love & sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother. Dot’s love for the Lord and faithfulness to Starnes Cove Church will be remembered by many. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  12. Becky and Rena,
    Aunt Dot was a special lady to all who knew her. My last memory is how proud and honored she was when the cousins sang for her on her birthday. She loved her family and her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren. Sorry I can’t be there tomorrow but you are in my prayers.
    Much love,

  13. Dear Becky, Rena, Rosemary and Family,
    Sad to hear of your loss. Dot was a wonderful, dear sweet lady and I know you all will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time and in the days ahead. Love and Prayers! Virginia Bradford and family.

  14. Rena and Becky we are so sorry to hear about Dot’s death. She will be greatly missed by the members of Starnes Cove Baptist since she was certainly a faithful member. We will be remembering you in o ur prayers. Helen and Hugh.

  15. Dear Becky, Rena, spouses and grandchildren,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you celebrate her life today. Even though we could not be there, please know that we share your grief but also the joy of a life well-lived.
    Love, Bentha and David

  16. Rena and Becky,
    My heart breaks for you with the passing of your mom, our Miss Dot. I have so many memories of both Miss Dot and Mr. Harry. Your mom’s strong faith and love of God was not something that she had to shout from the rooftops because she lived it daily. Miss Dot’s smile and tinkling laughter was a joy to hear.When I heard of her passing yesterday my first thought was of her meeting Jesus and how he would tell her ‘Well done! My good and faithful servant!’ while hugging her close to His heart. THe next thought was of her walking in Heaven with your dad. Do you think Aunt Wilma and Uncle Babe were in the crowd who greeted her? The last time I saw her she was at Mission hospital in the room next to dad. Even as sick as she felt, she looked beautiful and was her sweet self.
    We missed the service today and I apologize. Randy and I would like to come by and visit soon. We love you all and send our love.

  17. Dear Rena, Becky, and family:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Miss Dot was such a sweet lady and we enjoyed having her with us so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Michelle Grandy

  18. Our love and prayers go to the whole family. I will miss giving her a kiss on Sunday mornings and her wonderful smile. But now she is smiling down on us and we will all be together one day.

  19. Dear Rena,
    I was trying to search for you on facebook and your mom’s Obit came up. I did not know. I am so sorry. She was a beautiful and loving lady.I know how much you will miss her and have missed your daddy. Please know how much I care and you will continue to be in my prayers. Love and Hugs, If you would like to contact me, please do.My email is still the same if you still have it. Sharon


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