ELON - Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Overman Maness Edwards of Elon came into this world Sept. 21, 1933 on a farm in Chatham County to Robert R. Overman Sr. and Stella Merritt Overman, both deceased.
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She left this world to be with the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 2:50 a.m. while at the Hospice Home.
Survivors include daughter, Sherri Maness Cates of Elon; sons, Steve Maness and wife Wilma of Burlington and Johnny Maness and wife Cindy of Snow Camp; sister, Betty O. Johnson of Siler City; sister-in-law, Linda Overman of Snow Camp; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews; three daughters-in-law; and several stepgrandchildren and great-stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Terry V. Maness and brother, Robert R. Overman Jr.
She often made the remark that she never remembered not working. She grew up working on the farm and as soon as she was old enough, she starting working in the textile mills. Then, she went to retail as a children's manager for the Lerner Shop at Holly Hill Mall when the mall opened. When a chance came along to go to work at Trollinger Florist, she knew then she had found that working with flowers was what made her happiest. The work was hard and the hours long, but it made her proud to make the customers happy. She became manager, then owner of the florist until health reasons made her give it up.
Dot was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she loved to be a part of the congregation. For the past several years, she and her family put flowers in the church every week so the members could take the flowers to the sick and shut-ins to help them have a better and happier week.
The funeral service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Joe Hicks and the Rev. Kenny Black with the family receiving friends from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service. Entombment will be held in the Mausoleum at Alamance Memorial Park following the service.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3572 West Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, Liberty, NC 27298.
Condolences may be offered at www.richandthompson.com.
Published in TheTimesNews.com from July 5 to July 6, 2012