Dorothy Hicks Keener

Jun. 23, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

Dorothy Hicks Keener, age 86, passed away Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at her home in Seymour, TN. Dorothy was a very giving and caring person who went back to school at the age of 43 to receive her nursing degree.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Mr. Bill Keener, her beloved grand-daughter, Julie Clifton; Mother & Father, Julia & Fred Hicks; Brothers: Glen & Richard Hicks, Sisters: Mildred Hicks, Bobbie Cowan, & brother in law, Jack Cowan.

Survived by: Daughter, Jackie Keener; Grand-son: Doug Clifton & wife Lori; Great-Grand Children: Layne, Allie, & Abbie Clifton; Step Grand-son: Brad Newman of Jacksonville, FL.; Sister: Virginia Romines; Sister-in-laws: Dot & Evelyn Hicks; Best friend since childhood: Kathleen Hardin; Special Friends: Lavanna Ivey, Mr. “P”, Agnes Claxton, Carolyn Copeland, & a host of others.

A special THANK YOU to her caregivers: Nancy Patterson, Tammy Clifton, Carol Woolman, & Jody Winkle.

In lieu of flowers: Memorial donations sent to Union Valley Church, 855 Union Valley Church Road, Seymour, Tn, 37865

Funeral service 7 PM Tuesday in Atchley’s Seymour Chapel with Rev. Wayne Fagley officiating. Interment 11 AM Wednesday in Trundles Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be: Bill Kear, Rod Cowan, Jim Wright, Tommy Romines, Paul Warren, & Keith Atkins; Honorary Pallbearers: Crisso Clifton, William Smith, Mr. “P”, & Dave Blair. The family will receive friends 5-7 PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, Tennessee.