Pelkey, Dorothy Phillips

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Dorothy Phillips Pelkey, 87, of Hiwassee, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011. She was a member of Snowville Baptist Church and retired registration manager at Radford Auto Auction.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Keith Pelkey, daughter, Dorothy Simpkins, eight brothers, two sisters and a daughter-in-law. Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Allen and Katie Pelkey of Dublin, Brian Pelkey of Hiwassee, and Kevin Pelkey of Hiwassee; son-in-law, Kenneth Simpkins of Christiansburg; sister, Edna Buckner Ford of Radford; sisters-in-law, Lizzie Bonds and Lucille Duncan; five grandchildren, Keith and April Simpkins, Greg and Sara Pelkey, and Taylor Ratliffe; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Pelkey and Harley Janney.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 2011 at 11 am at the Snowville Baptist Church with Rev. Neil Wood officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 pm until 8 pm Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019.

The Pelkey family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.