Mary Bell Dockery, age 92, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Mrs. Dockery was born November 9, 1924, in Leavenworth County, KS. A resident of Buncombe County for most of her life, she worked as the Cafeteria Manager at Weaverville Elementary School for 26 years. She was the daughter of the late David Eugene and Ruby Lyda Bell and wife of the late Romulus Dockery who died in 1997. Also preceding her in death were a son, Charles Dockery who died in 2006, ten siblings and her beloved dog, Scooter.
Surviving are her daughters, Gwen Dockery and Nancy Harwood; son, Phil Dockery and wife Geneva; sister-in-law Norma Dean Metcalf; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday July 14, 2017, in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville.
Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: Asheville Humane Society 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC 28806 or Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.
West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Dockery’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
Ashelawn Garden Of Memory
Friday July 14th, 2017
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804
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Dear Gwen, I doubt you will remember me from school but I wanted to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. May you and your family find comfort in the memories you hold in your heart.
Julia (Judy) Carson Pate
Submitted by Judy Carson Pate on Jul 13 2017 03:55:32 PM
Very sorry to hear of Mary.s passing. I worked under Mary at the Weaverville Elementary School. Such a sweet and caring lady. I'm sure she will be missed. May the Lord give the family that inner peace, only He can give. Myrna Wilson
Submitted by Myrna Wilson on Jul 13 2017 08:03:14 AM
Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy, you were her guardian angel on earth, and the main reason she was with us on this earth, for as long as she was. God bless.
Submitted by Larry Towe on Jul 12 2017 02:47:26 PM
Nancy my friend...I send my prayer of comfort and my love to you.
Submitted by Donna on Jul 12 2017 01:23:45 PM
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