Mrs. Dorothy Haynes McElrath
Fines Creek — Mrs. Dorothy Haynes McElrath of Fines Creek passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 at The Homestead.
She was born July 2, 1934 in Haywood County to the late Furman and Minnie Parton Haynes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Silas Geter McElrath; brother Coleman Haynes; and sister Margaret Roberts. Dorothy was a graduate of Fines Creek High and the LPN program at Haywood Tech. She worked as an LPN at Haywood County Hospital and attended Shelton Laurel Salvation Army Church.
Survivors include her sons Gary McElrath of Fines Creek and Terry McElrath and his wife Debra of Arden; sisters Edna Rathbone and Virginia Clark, both of Clyde; granddaughter Nicole McElrath of Arden; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Jimmy Moore and Captain Susie Graff will officiate; burial will follow at Fines Creek Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Fines Creek Memorial Cemetery Fund. Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the McElrath Family.