Cleo S. Dockery

Jun 30, 2014


WAYNESVILLE — Cleo Stiles Dockery, 89, of the Ratcliffe Cove Community, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2014, at Autumn Care.

A native of Murphy, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Janie Carroll Stiles and was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne N. Dockery; a son, Donald Wayne Dockery; five sisters; and three brothers. She was a 1944 graduate of Murphy High School and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Dockery was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was fondly known as “Nanny.” She loved working in her yard, gardening and tending to her flower beds.

Cleo is survived by a son, the Rev. Dan Dockery (Donna), of Carrollton, Georgia; a sister, Margie Ashe (Vernon), of Locust Grove, Georgia; three grandchildren, Lori Redding (Kevin), of Greensboro, Jonathan Dockery, of Carrollton, Georgia, and David Dockery (Maegan), of Rome, Georgia; and two great-grandchildren, Boone and Molly Ruth Redding.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Greg Metcalf and Dan Dockery officiating.  Burial will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Jonathan and David Dockery, Kevin Redding, David Angel and Kevin and Keith Ledford. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Gideon International, P.O. Box 634, Waynesville, NC  28786, the Francis Mill Preservation Society, 14 Hugh Massie Road, Waynesville, NC  28786, or the Carrollton Baptist Association, P.O. Box 571, Carrollton, GA  30112.

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