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Dorothy Robbins Bounds

Knoxville, TN

Dorothy Robbins Bounds, age 94, passed away Friday, September 14, 2018. Born in Lenoir, NC, Dorothy (Dot) was a graduate of Happy Valley High School in Patterson, NC, where she was Valedictorian, and a graduate of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC with a major in English. As a member of Broadway Baptist Church for approximately 70 years, Dot cooked and served on the kitchen committee for approximately 50 years, was a Sunday School Teacher, a Mission Leader, and served as a Deacon. She has often been described as "sharp as a tack" by those who knew her. She had a quick wit, was an avid reader, loved to do crossword puzzles and word jumbles, and especially enjoyed watching her birds and the parade of other wildlife outside her patio door.

A beloved Mother of five, Dot was preceded in death by her parents: Rufus E. Robbins and Pearl Powell Robbins, Sisters: Lorena Robbins McGinnis, Verolee Robbins Greene, Gladys Suddreth Whitener, and Norma Robbins Cozart; Brothers: Atwell Suddreth, Ronda Robbins, and Wayne Robbins; her husband of 63 years, Jack D. Bounds; her son Mark Bounds, and her son-in-law Richard W. Phelps, Jr.

Dot is survived by her children: Jacquelyn Roach (Ray), Duane Bounds (Ellen Murphey), Sylvia Phelps, and Timothy Bounds (Charlotte Hughes); Daughter-in-Law Susan Stewart (Court Walters); Grandchildren Kara R. Davis (John), Karma R. Scardino (Mark), Ashleigh R. Lucas (Ryan), Alecia P. Durocher (Mike), Rick Phelps (Amy), and Michael Phelps (Rachel); 16 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Broadway Baptist Church, 815 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917, with a Celebration of Life Service immediately following, the Reverend Timothy Turley officiating . Family and friends will meet on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:45 pm at Highland Memorial Cemetery for a 2:00 pm interment.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Broadway Baptist Church, 815 N Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 or the .

Dot's children would like to thank her treasured neighbour, Arlene Olinger, for her loving and faithful friendship to Dot over the years.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Sept. 16 to Sept. 21, 2018
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