Dorothy Rhodes Stirling Yerby, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born on June 23, 1937 in Franklin, VA to Lyman D. and Margaret Long Rhodes. Dot is survived by her husband Fletcher R. Yerby, sister Elizabeth Easley and her husband Ronnie, brother Michael Rhodes and his wife Valerie, son Bill Stirling and his wife Susan, daughter Karen Armstrong and her husband Michael, daughter Maggie Yoches, stepdaughter Robin Fitzpatrick and her husband Michael and stepson Johnny Yerby and his wife Jeanie. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kelly and Marvin Thompson, Kristy and Shannon Ramsey, Brian and Haley Stirling, Lauren Stirling, Brett Stirling, Laura and Jack Hayles, Jamie and Dan LeBrun, Olivia Armstrong, Kyle Yoches, Katie Yoches as well as eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Lyman and Margaret Rhodes, sister Joyce Cupit, first husband Robert Stirling, Sr, son Robert Stirling, Jr. and son-in-law J. Veto Yoches. Dot was an Operations Manager at the DOTD with over 30 years of service. She was one of the founding members of OLOLRMC Ladies Auxiliary and served as President for several terms. She was very active with the Woodlawn Estates Neighborhood Association. Dot and Fletcher traveled many years with the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge making numerous friends all over the world. When they weren't traveling with the Friendship Force they were exploring the U.S. in their RV. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10-12 at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge with services immediately following. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, 4045 North St. in Baton Rouge. Mom will forever be remembered for her gentle and loving sweet spirit.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 16 to July 17, 2014