Funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Louella Dye, also known as, “Granny Dye”, age 90, of Flintville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Milton Martin and Bro. Tommy Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 12PM until the time of service at Higgins Funeral Home.
Dorothy was born on December 25, 1929, to the late Rev. Charles Issac and Mollie Elizabeth Wood Gwathney in Huntsville, AL. She passed away on June 20, 2020 at Huntsville Hospital from surgical complications. On July 2, 1948, Dorothy married Homer Haskel Dye, who preceded her in death on January 11, 2004; they enjoyed fifty five wonderful years together with their family. Dorothy was a cashier for the food service industry and after she retired at age 51, she and Homer moved to Flintville where she babysat children for many years. She will always be remembered for the chocolate donuts she made for the children at Halloween, the coconut cakes she baked at Christmas, truly a woman who loved to cook, as well as, a caretaker for all ages. Dorothy would often travel up north during the summer, where she would work in her daughter’s cafe (Barb’s cafe). She was fondly known as Granny by the employees and customers who will miss her dearly. Dorothy had a faith that was unmoved and always saw the good in people. She was a member of the Smithland Community Church.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Martha (Tom) Lynch of Flintville, Barbara Galvin (Len Lemanski) of Florence, WI, Patricia Grant of Sarasota, FL, and Sandra (Max) Thomas of Cornersville; daughter-in-law, Karen Smith Dye of Flintville; son-in -law, Larry Harrison of Flintville; twenty grandchildren; forty eight great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Randall Clay Dye; three sisters, and six brothers.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Dorothy Louella Dye.
In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 38 by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.
Granny was a true “granny” to all our children that she babysat! We sure will miss this special lady who defines what a grandmother means. Love you Granny Dye Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
So many precious memories. In past years we were at each other’s homes almost every Wednesday night after church along with Bro. George and Ella. So much fun. Mrs. Dye instilled the love of homemade chocolate covered donuts in us that only she could make. She was one of the most Godly women we have ever known. She truly loved the Lord and we never heard her speak bad of anyone. She was a friend, a sister in Christ and a great “Granny Dye” to the children she baby sat thru the years including ours. Her memory will forever be in our hearts. We can only imagine what is was like when she stepped into the portals of glory we are sure she shouted then. We are praying for the entire family that God will fill the vacancy in your hearts with love that only he can thru her memories.
We love you.
Marty, I am so sorry about your Mom. I always enjoyed having her stop by my cart when you brought her to Walmart. I will miss her very much. Your family is in my prayers..
We are so sorry , For the families loss,
Her mother Mollie was my grand fathers sister , Dorthy and I was going to get together this summer and try to find more info on our grandmother,
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Dorothy will always be in the hearts of so many. She was a kind and loving lady to all. My prayers are with you, her family, as you go through this sad time.
To Aunt Dot’s Family: You all have my sympathy and prayers. She will be greatly missed by all. She was the last of my Dad’s siblings and was 7 years older than me. I alway enjoyed spending time with Aunt Dot, she was always happy and smiling, and as a child, she taught me so much about life. She was a wonderful Christian and Aunt!
To all of Mrs. Dorothy’s family:
She was a dear soul that loved God and was loved by many. Praying God grant you mercy for your grief now and in days ahead.
Love to all,
Teri Marty Pitts
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It is truly Heaven’s
gain. Mrs. Dot was a sweet, sweet lady
Marty, I’m so sorry to hear about ur mom My deepest condolences to you and your family and friends! May God be with you and watch over you all during this difficult time!
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. I always enjoyed talking to her when she came into walmart with you Marty. She was truly a sweet, wonderful lady..Love you..My Prayers are with all of your family
So Sorry To Hear Of The Passing Of Mrs. Dorothy. She Was Such A Good Neighbor And Friend. She Was Always So Cheerful And Positive. Family ,You Are In Our Prayers.