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Doris Hunter Obituary

Doris Jean Martin Hunter Doris Jean Martin Hunter, 85, of Charlottesville, died on Monday, June 24, 2013, in Austell, Georgia, after several weeks of declining health. She was born on December 3, 1927, in Greenville, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Wister Austin Martin and wife, Bernice Allgood. Her grandparents were Jeremiah Peden Martin and wife, Cornelia Cheek of Laurens County, South Carolina, and Edward Freeman Allgood and wife, Elizabeth Patience Rogers of Pickens and Anderson counties, South Carolina. She was a 1944 graduate of Greenville High School, and earned a B.A. in Sociology from Furman University in 1947. Her graduate training was at the Nashville School of Social Work of Vanderbilt University. She was a social worker for the South Carolina Department of Public Welfare for over a decade, first in Anderson County, and then holding supervisory positions in Orangeburg, Richland, and Aiken counties. On October 20, 1951, she married Carl Doering Hunter, a long-time executive with the Boy Scouts of America, and for 16 years, while living in Kinston, Albemarle, and Asheville, North Carolina, she was a homemaker, raising two sons. The family moved to Charlottesville, in 1976, where, until her retirement in 1993, she was employed by the Virginia Department of Welfare. She was first head of the Charlottesville office for Support Enforcement, then supervisor for the Valley Region for the licensure of homes for adults, and finished her career in charge of the licensure of children's homes for the western half of Virginia. Raised a Baptist, she served as a Sunday school teacher in several churches, and was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, where she was active in her church circle. Other organizations to which she had belonged include the American Association of University Women, the Charlottesville Business and Professional Women's Club, the Asheville Garden Club, and the Jack Jouett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a voracious reader, who enjoyed spending time in a family cottage near Blowing Rock, North Carolina. She was predeceased by all of her seven siblings, including a beloved identical twin sister, Dorothy Jane Martin Fleming of Cleveland, North Carolina. Besides her husband of 61 years, she is survived by two sons, George Martin Hunter and wife, Catherine Thompson, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Thomas Rogers Hunter and wife, Nicole, of Dallas, Georgia; three grandchildren, Paul Thompson Hunter and Elizabeth Martin Hunter of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Adeline Medley Hunter of Dallas, Georgia. Her ashes will be buried in the Hunter's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Bamberg County, South Carolina, and a memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Friends may send condolences to the family at

This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.
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