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Visitation

Appalachian Funeral Services
Friday August 9th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral service

Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday August 10th, 2019
5:00pm - 5:30pm

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Interment

Keener Cemetery
Saturday August 10th, 2019
6:00pm - 6:30pm

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Dorothy Elvina Painter

Mrs. Dorothy Farrior Painter of Sylva, North Carolina was peacefully called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at the full age of ninety-nine.  She looked forward to this heavenly reunion with her husband James Vernon Painter, of Sylva, and her eldest son James Vernon Painter, Junior.   She was born on May 26, 1920 to the late William Henry Farrior, Sr. and Thelma E. Williams Farrior In addition to her husband, eldest son and parents, she was predeceased by siblings Ethel Browder, Frances Jones, William Henry Farrior, Jr., Asha Watson, David Farrior and Emily Farrior.  

She leaves behind, in the caring trust of her Savior, her daughter Asha Lojuan Howard and her husband Thomas Wesley Howard, her youngest son Allen Farrior Painter and his wife Jill Deese Painter, both of Sylva, and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great grandchildren, all of whom she loved dearly.   All who have known her will forever treasure her memory with great affection.  

She was a faithful and sweet caring mother and wife, and brought laughter, comfort and encouragement to all of our lives.  She was studious in both her prayer life, and in faithfully writing her family and friends.  Most of all she was an unpretentious, bold witness for Christ to whom she owed her all.  

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.  - Psalm 52:8

She was a graduate of the Commercial Department of Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and attended Western Carolina Teachers College in Cullowhee.  She was the bookkeeper at Southern Landscapers, Inc. in Cocoa Beach, Florida that was established in 1957, and owned and operated with her husband until they retired back to the mountains where they first met, and started their family together.

A tribute will be held at Appalachian Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Keener Cemetery on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held the prior Friday evening, August 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


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Guestbook

Truely a woman of God. The coworkers and Residents of Skyland Care Center will miss her coming and singing this is the day the Lord hath made. Her inspiration messages. Lollipops and Birthday cards she gave the residents. We Love You and Miss You .Miss Dot.

Wanda Martin Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM

Brenda Prince Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Painter

Brenda Prince Aug 10 2019 12:00 AM

Linda Sellers Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Painter

Linda Sellers Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

What a great privilege to have known this beautiful, Godly lady. I loved this woman from the moment Norma Lee introduced us. She brought happiness and joy to the nursing home residents when she went down to visit the "old folks" as she use to tell me. She will be greatly missed by many. It is good she is reunited with her family in Heaven. My prayers are with you all.

Linda Sellers Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

Your family is in my prayers. I know how loved she was. What a wonderful, rich life she had!

Emilee Burns Aug 9 2019 12:00 AM

My sweet Dot, she made my day every time I came to see her. I was so saddened by the news, it was definitely unexpected. She was the most amazing woman I believe I have ever met, and was always quick to ask me if I had prayed today. Im going to miss our visits and her singing to me. She will forever hold a special place in my heart!

Penny Taylor Aug 7 2019 12:00 AM

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