Dorothy J. Gay

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Dorothy Jones Gay, 87, of Landenberg, Pa., formerly of Eldersburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

Born Jan. 17, 1925, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late James Atwood Jones and the late Leola Mae Lainhardt Jones. She was the wife of Winston Ambrose Gay Sr., her husband of 56 years.

She had been a homemaker for most of her life. She was a member of Arlington Presbyterian Church for 48 years, and then she and her husband worshipped at Liberty Church for many years.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Dr. Gary Gay, of Newark, Del.; daughter and son-in-law Linda Jean and Patrick Barnett, of Landenberg, Pa.; and a sister, Ida Dieckman, of Westminster.

She was predeceased by a son, Winston Ambrose Gay Jr.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Maryland Metro Youth for Christ, 8900 Bel Air Road, Baltimore, MD 21236.

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Published in Carroll County Times from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2012
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