Dorothy Russell Chipley

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Dorothy Catherine Russell Chipley, 77, of Candler, died March 14, 2011. She was born to the late Otis and Katie Russell, October 8, 1933, in Oxford, MS. Dorothy graduated from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Institute with a degree in nursing. She worked as a critical care nurse in area hospitals for 20 years. She was married to the late Patrick Chipley, M.D. In retirement she became an accomplished artist and her family will treasure the many paintings she gave to them. She also enjoyed quilting, working in her yard and was an avid reader. Dorothy is survived by five children: Lynn Parris and Laura Owenby of Candler; Lorna Wilson of Knightdale; Patrick Chipley of Gustavus, AK; and Leslie Sexton of Greenville. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She considered Mary Ann Noblett, her dearest friend, as part of her family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that dona-tions be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home East Asheville on Tunnel Road. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM prior to the service.

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  1. Dot always had a sweet smile. A pleasure to know. She was always a very fashionable, pretty lady. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  2. condolences to all of Dot’s family. I went to nursing school with Dot and worked with her before she retired. I’ll always remember her laugh.

  3. Our condolences to the Chipley family on the passing of this lovely & elegant lady. Dot Chipley was much admired and she will be greatly missed.

  4. I will always remember Dot as being warm and funny with a great sense of style. She showed me many kindnesses when I visited Lynn during our school years. She will surely be missed.

  5. Dear Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of you dear Mother’s passing. She was such a lady and loved her family so very much. May God give you the comfort that comes only from Him.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you and if you need anything please let us know. We love you and please take care. Jake, Anne, Joe Barbara McFee

  7. Leslie- I am sorry for your loss. I know that your mother was a gracious lady from hearing about her from you. My heart is with you during this sad time, and we are sending our love and prayers your way.

  8. Patrick and Rachel, Rex and I are saddened to learn of your grandmother’s passing. I know that she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

  9. Dear Leslie,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I will keep you in my prayers.

  10. Our condolences go out to Bill & Lynn as we know they were close, and the rest of her family.You know we are here for you if you need us.

  11. Dearest Leslie,
    My heart goes out to you at this time of great sadness. I miss you and will hold you in my thoughts and prayers until we can see each other again. God Bless you. Love, Kerry

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing someone you love can be overwhelming. As you cherish the fond memories that you hold dear, may you also find comfort in knowing that our loving heavenly Father Jehovah promises us that very soon, he will by means of his son Jesus ‘swallow up death forever, and wipe the tears from all faces.’ (Isaiah 25:8) What a wonderful day that will be! He also give the promise of a future resurrection of our loved ones, ‘Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ I hope these few words will bring you a measure of hope.

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