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Doris P. Donoway

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Doris Pruitt Donoway

SNOW HILL — Doris Pruitt Donoway, 87, of Snow Hill died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at her home in Snow Hill.

She was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Berlin, a daughter of the late Howard S. Pruitt and Dorothy Quillen Pruitt.

Doris worked for various companies in accounting and bookkeeping and retired after many years of service from J.W. Shockley & Sons Inc. in Snow Hill. She was a member of Bates Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. She will be remembered as a woman with a fantastic sense of humor who cherished times spent with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During the years, she sent hundreds of notes and cards to family and friends, which exhibited her fine handwriting. She was also very handy with her canvas work and enjoyed Sudoku and crossword puzzles. Nature was her passion as she loved her hummingbird feeder and the outdoors.

She is survived by a son, Ronald R. Russell and his wife, Laura Vernon-Russell, of Baltimore; three daughters, Reverend Olivia Costango of Mount Vernon, Md., Rose Donoway and her husband, Larry, of Snow Hill and Connie Hill of Salisbury; two stepdaughters, Debbie Smith and her husband, Dave, of Salisbury and Joanne Sylvester and her husband, Russell, of Snow Hill; six grandchildren, Aaron Russell and his wife, Miyoko, Micah Russell, Mark Donoway and his wife, Katie, Keith Donoway and his wife, Jenny, Adam Hill and Matthew Hill and his wife, Helena; six great-grandchildren, Colleen, Joey, Lily, Graham, Eve and Libby; a stepgrandson, Shawn Smith; two sisters, Dot Hudson and Jerry Mitchell and her husband, Harry; and a brother, Dale Pruitt and his wife, Linda. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Jackson Donoway, who passed in 2005; a grandson, Jeremy Hill; a stepson, Jerome Jackson Donoway Jr.; two sisters, Mabel Rhodes and June Livingston; and two brothers, Howard T. Pruitt and Jack Pruitt.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bates Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill, where family and friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. The Rev. Tina Whaley will officiate. Interment will follow in Trinity Garden of Memories in Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Bates Memorial United Methodist Church, c/o Debra Hambrick, 402 S. Morris St., Snow Hill, Md. 21863.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.

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Published in The Daily Times on Aug. 22, 2012
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