With tender feelings, we announce that Dorothy Irene Garland Walters born on March 21, 1947 (age 71) of Ethridge, TN passed peacefully in the arms of her sweetheart Billy, on December 13, 2018 at 2:30 AM at Maury Regional Medical Center.
Dorothy is survived by her eternal companion of 52 years, Billy Joe Walters; her chosen son, Kelly Clark; chosen daughter, Aubrey Clark; and chosen grandsons, Weston and Jasper Clark. Nine sisters: Opal Haywood (Leon) of Columbia; Sue Riddle and Sandra Pierce (Jerry Don) of Summertown; Doris White (David) of Centerville; Joy Staggs, Mable Patterson (Charles), Brenda Bohn (Bob), Judy Licquia Davis (Randy), Wilma Johnston (Henry) of Lawrenceburg. Four brothers: Lanny Garland (Rena), Jerry Garland (Donna), Ted Garland (Ann), and Joseph "Junebug" Garland (Sandy) of Lawrenceburg along with counless other nieces, nephews, family, friends and students that she loved dearly. Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Lawrenceburg Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Earl Garland; her mother, Bertie Christine Weaver Garland; and three brothers, Virgil, Donnie, and David Garland.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 15, 2018, with Bishop Steve Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN. Family suggests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.