Preceding her in death was her husband, James P. Hamb; parents, Frank and Mary Perkins; two sisters, Irma Blades and Gladys Donahue, and four brothers, Dwight, Dick, Bill and Lynn Perkins.
Dorothy was a native of Ohio and a long time resident of West Virginia until 1998 when she moved to Franklin to be near her daughter, Artie Bobo.
Survivors include four children, William E. (Kent) Hamb, F. Lynn (Joan) Hamb, Suzie (Harry) Roberts and Artie (Dick) Bobo; grandchildren, Robyn (Jim) Hyde, Lara Hamb (Craig) Jett, Christopher Hamb, Kelly Banez, Andrew Roberts, MD, and Clayton (Jenny) Page; step-grandsons, David Hereford, John David Bobo and Brian Richard Bobo; great-grandchildren, Jordan Banez, Aubrey Banez, Lillian Page and Adelyn Page; step-great grandson, Miles Cote, and many dear nieces and nephews. Everyone who knew Dorothy was drawn to her strength of character, focus on family, culinary talents and amazing memory. She loved her family and friends and made each person feel comfortable and special. Her special friends in Franklin include Mrs. Margaret White who became a kindred spirit, dear friend and walking buddy, Mrs. June Fowlkes who made sure she was able to attend church and Sunday school by driving her the last several years, a caring and thoughtful friend, Mrs. Nancy Berry and Bandit, her four legged friend.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, by Dr. A. Lynn Hill in the historic sanctuary, Franklin First United Methodist Church, 143 5th Avenue South, Franklin, TN 37064. Interment will be at a later date at Highland Memory Gardens in her beloved West Virginia hills.
Visitation will be held one hour before the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin First United Methodist Church at the above address.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home of Franklin, Tenn., is in charge of the arrangements.