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Doris (Spivey) Gay

Born: Tue., Jul. 24, 1934
Died: Thu., Jul. 14, 2011


Graveside Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jul. 19, 2011
Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery


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Tabor City, NC


Doris Spivey Gay, age 76, died Thursday, July 14, 2011. She was a native of Tabor City, NC, and the daughter of the late H. Cliff and Ruby H. Spivey.  She was the widow of Dr. Albert Carl Gay, Jr.  Mrs. Gay was a teacher in the Brunswick County school system for 30 years, retiring in 1998. She is survived by her three daughters,  Carolyn S. Gay of Stuttgart, Germany, Sandra J. Gay of Boiling Springs, SC, and Sarah E. Gay of Marietta, GA; one sister, Faye Rozier of Tabor City, NC; four brothers, Tommy and Donald Spivey both of Tabor City, NC, Jimmy Spivey of Whiteville, NC and Billy Spivey of Inman, SC. She was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Spivey. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tabor City, NC. The family will receive friends after the service at the gravesite and at the family home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Lou Floy Milligan
   Posted Sun July 17, 2011
To the family of Doris.....we offer sympathy and great regrets for your loss.
We have missed enjoying Doris's company for a long time. Henry has spoken highly of her husband since he had him for a course at Wilmington College years ago. We have always loved Doris's Tabor City family and would like to get to know her daughters. May the Holy Spirit comfort you now. Lou Floy Milligan

Carolyn Haylock
   Posted Mon July 18, 2011
Greetings to my friend and office twin Carolyn Gay and to the family of Doris Gay. Condolences to all of you for the loss of your mother. I know you will miss her, as she was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. Hold on to the wonderful family times shared and to the fun memories for comfort during this difficult time. Stay blessed. Carolyn Haylock

Mary Lenz
   Posted Tue July 19, 2011
I've had the opportunity to meet Doris several times while she visited her daughter Carolyn in the Washington DC area -- we shared a mutal interest in reading materials, exchanged books and talked about authors. She was a highly respected member of society, intelligent and had a wonderful sence of humor. She remained optimistic even while in a bad physical condition -- she could make me laugh as we shared experiences. Doris will be greatly missed, by all who knew her -- May God's loving arms embrace and carry each family member thru this difficult time. May loving memories erase the pain of this time and may each heal and continue to live lives as set by Doris example. God Bless each of you and your families, Mary Lenz

Lisa Sharrard Jones
   Posted Wed July 20, 2011
I will always remember the good times we shared growing up. You mother was such a wonderful person and mother. My condolences to my childhood friends, Sandra, Carolyn and Sarah. She loved you very much!

SHANNON ADCOCK
   Posted Sat July 23, 2011
Carolyn, Sandra , and Sara,
So sorry to hear about your mother's death. She was a very kind and generous person. I have thought about all of you many times but have not been able to locate you on facebook. I wanted to attend the funeral but I was tied up with my 82 yr old dad who is also in bad health. Hope your faith will help you through this very difficult time. Try to remember all the good times you had with your mom and the joy she brought to your lives!

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