Doris Martin Dabney 93 of Hickory passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Carillon Assisted Living of Newton.
Born July 16, 1925 in King William, County, VA, she was the daughter of the late Percy G. Martin and Mary Gouldman Martin. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Elijah Dabney; and two brothers, William and Douglas Martin.
Doris was a member of The First Baptist Church in Hickory. In 1943 she graduated from King William High School, King William County, VA. That same year she went to work for The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co. and attended their business school in Richmond, VA. On December 4, 1946 she married Joseph Elijah Dabney. In 1965 they moved to Hickory and she worked for J.P. Stevens and Hickory Furniture Mart.
She is survived by daughters, Linda Rowe and husband Robert of Hickory, Diane Hemphill and husband Tim of Chocowinity, NC; five grandchildren Evan Rowe of Cornelius, NC, Karen Rowe Bryant and husband Mackie of Charlotte, NC, Brett Hemphill and wife Kim of Wake Forest, NC, Brooks Hemphill and wife Erica of Wake Forest, NC, and Brae Hemphill of Red Cliff, Colorado; four great grandchildren Aiden, Jackson, Lydia, and Eleanor Hemphill.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory.
The family wishes to thank all the staff members of Carillon Assisted Living Center in Newton for their wonderful care of their mother, and also Carolina Caring Hospice of Catawba County.
Memorials may be made to Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 742, Conover, NC 28613.
Bass-Smith Granite is honored to serve the family of Doris Martin Dabney.
Online condolences may be made a www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com