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Dorothy Williams Clay

July 24, 1935 — September 6, 2021

Coats, NC: Mrs. Dorothy Williams Clay, age 86, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Graveside Services will be 11:00AM-Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Williams Family Cemetery in Coats. Pastor Eddie White will officiate.

Mrs. Clay was born on July 24, 1935 in Harnett County to the late William Allie and Nellie Eva Baird Williams. She was preceded in death by her husbands; sister, Janet Young; and a brother, Mack Williams. Mrs. Clay retired from the retail industry.

Surviving is her daughter Debbie Sumner and husband, Edward of Harrells; grandchildren, Eric Sumner and wife, Denise of Four Oaks, Casey Sumner and wife, Stephanie of Carolina Beach; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Lloyd and Carol Brown both of Coats; brother, Richard Williams of Coats; several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Clay will be available for viewing and you may sign the register book on Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats. Family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service.

In accordance with NC-COVID19 guidelines, the funeral home suggests practicing social distancing guidelines and the three W's: wait, wash, and wear a face covering. Face coverings are not required, but are kindly recommended for all services.

The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats, NC.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 9, 2021

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Rose & Graham Funeral Home, Coats

90 W Stewart St, Coats, NC 27521

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Graveside Service

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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