Thursday, October 4, 2012 — Dora Ellen Thompson Gragg, of Norwood, passed away peacefully at home, on October 1, 2012.
There will be a private service at a later date.
Born May 9, 1931, in Avery County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Johnny Thompson and the late Ethel Ward Thompson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lee Gragg, in 1974.
She is survived by her daughters, Dorene Vanhoy of Denton and Deborah Hudson and husband Harvey of Monroe; son, Stephen Gragg and wife Donna of Charlotte; grandsons, Cliff Gragg and Kelly Hudson and wife Tina; great-grandchildren, Evan, Arden, Alyssa and Ellis Hudson; and a sister, Josephine Hoyle of Lenoir, N.C.
Dora’s greatest enjoyment was singing with her friends and spending time with her family. Her memory will forever be cherished by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh. com.