Dolly Cherrington

JACKSON, Ohio — Dolly R. Cherrington, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at home with her family beside her.

Dolly was born July 10, 1928, the daughter of Roland and Ethel Crace. Dolly married her high school sweetheart, Paul Cherrington, on Feb. 17, 1946. To this union was born five children, all of whom survive: Ervin (Nancy) Cherrington, Rose (Don) Walters, Rhonda (Gene) Gatrell, Jon (Beverly) Cherrington and LuAnn (Bob) Campbell. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister Opal Crabtree; brother Joe Crace; and many nieces and nephews.

Dolly was known affectionately as "Mammaw" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest gift to her family and friends was her witness of a Christian life and the values it instilled in her family; her love of Jesus shown throughout her life as a giving wife, mother and friend. She believed in the strength of family and provided a firm foundation based on the word of God. Her love of the Lord inspired her faithfulness to her church throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband; her parents; grandparents; grandson Joel Walters; and great-grandson Ethan Rodgers.

Dolly will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson, Ohio, from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Trinity Chapel Church in Jackson.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at the church with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Interment will be in the C.M. Cemetery in Oak Hill, Ohio.

Online condolences may be sent to

Funeral Home

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home – Jackson Location
28 Harding Ave Jackson, OH 45640-1708
(740) 286-2010

Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2014