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Dorothy Parker Sawyer

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Dorothy Parker Sawyer

Weaverville - Dorothy Parker Sawyer, age 82, of Weaverville, died Sunday, February 17, 2013.

Mrs. Sawyer was born June 30, 1930, in Buncombe County where she had lived all of her life. She worked many years as manager of the Army Store in Weaverville. Dorothy was of the Christian faith, formerly attending the Methodist church. She took great pride in her flowers and always loved working outdoors and gardening. She was a daughter of the late Robert Carl and Lucille Wallace Parker, and wife of the late Olen Ernest Sawyer who died in 1987. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Irene Bowles and Helen Rice, and brothers, Howard and Robert Carl Parker, Jr.

Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Franklin and husband Stevie Joe, and son, Olen Sawyer, all of Weaverville; grandchildren, Shannon Franklin, Steven Franklin and wife Lori, Erin Whitson and husband Ryan, Tyler Sawyer; and ten great grandchildren.

Her graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. H.L. Wilson officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville.

At other times, the family will be at the home of Stevie Joe and Shirley Franklin, 125 Church St., Weaverville, NC 28787.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Dr. Daniel Smith and staff, Dr. Nettie White, the staff of 100 Hall at the Brian Center, Weaverville, and CarePartners Hospice for their support and excellent care.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Sawyer's obituary at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 19, 2013
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