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Doris Nell "Dot" Deese

CHARLOTTE -- On November 15, 2007, Dot heard her name called. God said "Child, your work on earth is through."

Doris was born on Sept. 1, 1924, the daughter of Julius and Callie (Shelton) Farmer. She grew up a true "daddy's girl", often spending Saturday evenings with her father in front of the radio listening to the Grand Ole Opry. When she was older, she went to work managing a dry cleaning business until her retirement. Memories she always cherished included traveling to Mexico with her sisters, Grace and Virginia, and her nephew, Howard, as well as the trips she made to the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood. She loved the Great Smokey Mountains and a good, cold glass of iced tea. Most of all, she was the truest definition of kindness, compassion and love. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Doris was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and is survived by a son, Jack Newell and wife Kay, of York; three sisters, Virginia Richardson, Margaret Austin and Dolores McLaughlin; a grandson, Brian Newell and wife, Nichole; and three great grandchildren: Chase, Dylan and Xalynn. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services for Doris will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call upon the family at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Following services, Dot will be taken to her final place of earthly rest at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family has given Lowe Funeral Home, 4715 Margaret Wallace Road, Matthews, N.C., 704-545-3553, the privilege of serving them.

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff of Lake Park Nursing Home and Hospice and Palliative Care - Charlotte Region, for their loving care of Dot during her final days. The family would appreciate memorials in Doris' name be made to the National Alzheimer's Association or National Cancer Society. "Rest in peace, Dot, our family will one day be complete again."

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