Timberlake, Dorothy Ann

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Dorothy Ann Timberlake, 83, of Mason Court, Pearisburg, Va., departed this life on Friday morning, September 12, 2008, at Giles Memorial Hospital in Pearisburg after a short illness. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., on July 4, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Richard Henry and Eva Kitts Morgan.

She was a graduate of Beaver High School, Bluefield Business College, a member of the Bluefield Drum and Bugle Corps and was crowned “Miss Bluefield.” When she came to Giles County she worked as a secretary at the Celanese Celco Plant in Narrows. At that job she met and married the love of her life, the late “Ted” Samuel G. Timberlake. She became not only his wife and love but his business partner and bookkeeper for Timberlake Hardware and their two filling stations.

She spent the best of her life taking care of Ted, their home, children and grandchildren and through her generous spirit many others in her community and the Pearisburg Presbyterian Church where she was a member and with her husband was a public servant to Giles County. “Dot” was one of the Giles High School Band Boosters most enthusiastic members.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Mary Williams, Ellah Mills, Margaret Bailey and Nell Rogan; and her brothers, Richard and Baby Henry Morgan.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters and sons-in-law, Anne and Lee Wheeler, of Pearisburg, Pam Conley, of Pearisburg, and Kathy and Kevin Smith, of Delaplane, Va.; five grandchildren, Morgan Maurer, Ryan Conley, Matthew Conley, Cody Smith, and Kelly Smith; and her beloved caregivers and friends, Rosie Conley, Mary Alice Lucas, Marie Saunders, Ashley Lucas and Sarah Spencer (hairdresser).

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, September 14, 2008, in Pearisburg Presbyterian Church in Pearisburg with the Pastor Rev. Shirley Larson and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Entombment will follow in Birchlawn Abbey in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke on Saturday evening, September 13, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday at the church one hour before the services.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pearisburg Volunteer Fire Department of the Giles Rescue Squad in Pearisburg. Online condolences may be sent to kendallfuneralhome.com.