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
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