Betty Jones Dockery

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    Betty Jones Dockery, 85, of Murphy, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, in a Murphy care facility.
    She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. For many years, she and her husband, Hayes, owned and operated Dockery Monument Co. and later started Dockery Land Co.
    Betty was a member of Murphy First Baptist Church.
    Betty loved her family and loved helping others. She was a giver at heart.
    She was the daughter of the late William Alexander and Winnie Fay Hall Jones, and wife of the late Hayes Dockery Jr., who died July 31, 2007. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Teague, Doris “Sue” Brown and Joyce Dalrymple; and two brothers, William W. “Bill” Jones and Jack Jones.
    Surviving are two sisters, Melba “Snookie” Morrow of Andrews and Annie Ruth Payne of Murphy; a brother, Robert Harry Jones of Marble; two nieces and guardians, Sherie Barnett of Murphy and Doreen Raxter of Marble. Betty is also survived by 16 additional nieces and nephews and many great and great great nieces and nephews.
    A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Rev. Ricky Rogers officiating. Music will be provided by Trey and Julianna Rogers. Inurnment will be in Sunset Cemetery.
    The family will receive friends from 4-5:50 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Betty Jones Dockery to Good Shepherd Hospice, 125 Medical Park Lane, Suite H, Murphy, NC 28906.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

The Cherokee Scout

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Murphy, NC 28906
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