Sandra Dockery

    Sandra Beverly Taylor Dockery, 59, of Murphy, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at her residence.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and the daughter of the late Basscomb and Hattie Martin Taylor.
    Sandra was a self-employed logger. She loved to eat, enjoyed gardening, canning, reading and lying in the sun. Sandra also enjoyed hunting bears and hogs. She loved spending time with her family.
    Sandra was a member of Hanging Dog Baptist Church.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Howard Taylor, Leon Taylor and Alvin Taylor; and one sister, Janet Lance.
    She is survived by her husband, Loren Dockery; one son, Cleaston Jeffrey Dockery of Murphy; one brother, Basscomb Taylor Jr.; seven sisters, Kathryn Rogers, Rebecca Graves, Margie Taylor, Jodi Alverson, Dolly Lynetta Iles, Claudia Trotter and Madlyn Wallace; and several nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Daniel Stewart officiated. Burial was in Hanging Dog Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason Holderfield, Wallace Sharp, Mike Roper, Doug Farmer, D.J. Alverson and Deven Schnuphase.
    The family received friends from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home.
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    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

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