POLKTON — Dorothy “Dot” Newton Tucker, 88, died Nov. 9, 2012 at Hospice of Union County in Monroe.
Services were held Sunday at Peachland United Methodist Church with Rev. Nicole Jones and Rev. Ruth Mercer officiating. Interment followed in Griffin Cemetery in Polkton.
The family greeted friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Tucker was born July 17, 1924 in Anson County, a daughter of the late George Camblin Newton and the late Alma Phifer Newton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmothers, Annie Caudle Newton and Bessie High Newton, and by an infant brother.
She worked for the Bank of Peachland and later retired from American Bank and Trust. A faithful member of Peachland United Methodist Church, she often taught Sunday school and the class enjoyed her teaching and use of visuals. Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Killian Efird Tucker of the home; her brother and sisters, Lewis Newton of Peachland, Bernice Furr of Monroe, Carol Whisnant of Mint Hill and Frances Hornback of Alton, Mo., and her nieces and nephews and their families.
Memorials may be made to Peachland United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 330, Peachland, NC 28133 or to Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com.