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Dorthula (Owns) Massie

October 13, 1928 ~ November 27, 2021 (age 93)

Obituary

Dorthula "Dot" Owens Massie, age 93 of Farmville passed away on Saturday November 27th, 2021, due to complications of dementia. She is preceded in death by her husband George L. Massie; daughter Barbara Ann Massie; three sisters, Hazel, Helen and Pearlie; six brothers, Charlie, Clifford, Clyde, Roy, Sid and Bud and her caring longtime neighbor Rachel Davis. 

Dot was born October 13, 1928, in Wise County to Emmett Guy and Pearl Scott Owens. She worked for Craddock Terry Shoe Corp. for many years retiring in 1996. She was a member of Prospect Gospel Tabernacle for over 40 years. 

She is survived by her daughter Debbie (Tommie) Leatherwood of Farmville; grandchildren Nicole Massie of Texas and Joshua Ryan of Florida; special friends Mary Phaup, Peggy Emert and Mae Goforth and loving niece Judy Giles Ownby. 

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Prospect Gospel Tabernacle-Mexico Missions Fund, PO Box 71, Prospect, VA 23960. Dot participated in many mission trips to Mexico; this cause held a special place in her heart. 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday November 30th at Shorter Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 1pm and service at 2pm followed by interment at Trinity Memorial Gardens.

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Services

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Shorter Funeral Home Chapel
1905 South Main Street
Farmville, VA 23901

Committal
Tuesday
November 30, 2021

3:00 PM
Trinity Memorial Gardens Rice, VA

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