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Dorothy Irene Garland Walters

Dorothy Irene Garland Walters

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.

Funeral services for Dorothy Irene Garland Walters were conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, with Bishop Steve Hughes officiating. Interment followed 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.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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