Doris Korona

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OCALA, FLA. — Doris Fay Sherman Korona, 88, passed away Dec. 30, 2016 at The Legacy Hospice House in Ocala, Florida.

Doris was born July 11, 1928, in Bennettsville, South Carolina, the only child of Edgar Burbank Sherman and Lillie Mae Hayes.

After graduating from St. John's High School in South Carolina in 1946, Doris moved to Charlotte and attended King's Business College. She worked as a secretary in Charlotte until her marriage to Eugene Helms in 1957, when the couple moved to San Bernardino, CA. Doris and Eugene moved to Ocala, Fla. in 1961.

On Nov. 13, 1962 Doris began secretarial work at the Silver Springs Sportswear Corp. where she was employed for 24 years. From 1986 thru 1987 she was employed by Care-1 Harrell Medical Center as a Unit Supervisor; she resigned in order to care for her elderly mother.

On Jan. 12, 1972 husband Eugene passed away after a five-year battle with cancer. Doris and Virgil Korona married on Nov. 25, 1981 in Ocala, Fla. Doris enjoyed animals, birds, plants and poetry; she was an avid collector of many different forms of artistic objects and enjoyed flying with Virgil, a small aircraft pilot.

Doris had no children of her own. She is survived by stepchildren Kathy (Helms) Stubbs, Dale Korona and Joanne (Korona) Denton; and several step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Laurence Korona; previous husband Eugene Clayton Helms and stepson Billy Eugene Helms; father Edgar Burbank Sherman and mother Lillie Mae Hayes.

A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg. A visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium in Laurinburg.

Cards and letters of condolence may be sent to: The Korona Family; 11150 N. Williams St.; Suite 108; Dunnellon, FL 34432

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Marion County and mailed to 3231 SW 34th Ave.; Ocala, FL 34474. Online condolences may be left at

McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.

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Published in Laurinburg Exchange from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2017