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Dorothy Mae Gwyer Moorefield

SoVaNow.com / March 21, 2013
Dorothy Mae Gwyer Moorefield, of Halifax, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at her home. She was born April 10, 1934 in Allegheny County, Pa., daughter of the late William O. Gwyer and Carrie Elizabeth Thomas Gwyer. She was married to Elijah Daniel (Danny) Moorefield Jr., was a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the choir, and was a member of the Tuesday Woman’s Club and a caretaker for children for 45 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Amy Carol Lowery Barden and husband Tommy of Charles City and Patricia Ann Fallen Puryear and Kelly of Halifax; four sons, Monty Lane Lowery and Vanessa of Alton, Timothy Clay Lowery of Alton, Michael Scott Moorefield of Virgilina and Thomas Allen Moorefield of Virginia Beach; two brothers, James Gwyer and Anita of Augusta, Ga.,, David Gwyer and Kathy of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; one daughter-in-law, Lucy Mae Oco Lowery of Catawba, N.C.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Vance Eric Lowery.

A funeral will be held Thursday, March 21, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 or Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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