Dorothy "Dot" Kiser Taylor


May 16, 1934 ~ January 18, 2024

Born in: Yadkin Co, NC
Resided in: Carthage, NC

Dorothy “Dot” Kiser Taylor, 89, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Wright Kiser and Cora Lee Davis Kiser. Born May 16, 1934, in Yadkin County, NC. 

Dot was a loving wife and mother; she enjoyed working in her flower garden, reading, country and bluegrass music, dancing, and was a wonderful cook. She was a faithful and active member of Victory Community Baptist.  She worked for over 30 years as a seamstress at Quality Mills; later, Cross Creek Apparel.

In addition to her parents, Dot is preceded in death by her husband, Joe Taylor Jr., their son, Johnny Taylor, grandson, David Allen Taylor, granddaughter, Cassie Ayers, brothers: Russell G. Kiser, Raymond C. Kiser, and William “Junior” Kiser; sister, Thelma Kiser-Sasser. 

She is survived by five children: Linda (Earl) Anderson of Conway, SC, Diane (Charles) Garner, Terry (Sandra) Taylor, Joey Taylor of Carthage, NC, and Cliff Taylor of Asheboro, NC; sister; Peggy Kiser Pendlan; eight grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024, at Victory Community Baptist Church in Carthage, NC. Burial will follow at the Church Cemetery. Food & refreshments will follow the committal in the church Fellowship Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation; 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Condolences can be made at: 

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Taylor family.


Visitation: January 21, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: January 22, 2024 2:00 pm

Victory Community Baptist Church
915 Brinkley Road
Carthage, NC 28327


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Dorothy "Dot" Kiser Taylor 's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road




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  1. Prayers of comfort for the family for the tough days, weeks and months to come. May God pour out His love and blessings upon you all and may you feel His presence ever near during this very difficult time. Love you all💖

  2. Dot was one of sweetest persons I knew and always had a smile on her face. I pray for peace for the family she leaves behind and she watches over them all.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Dot. I went to church with her for several years. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and one of the kindess people I know. Dot always had a smile on her face. She will truly be missed. Thoughts/prayers for family. Rebecca Chriscoe

  4. Prayers for the family. Admired Miss Dot and enjoyed our visits when she came to visit Mama at Pinelake and the fellowship at the Kiser reunions. She always made everyone feel loved.

  5. We are gonna miss you so much but you will forever be 18 in b18. Rest easy my lady until we meet again. We love you rodney Heather haley and landon.

  6. My deepest condolences to Joey and the rest of the family. Such a beautiful lady who’s legacy will live on for generations. My thoughts and prayers are with you through this time in your lives.

  7. My prayers have and will continue to be sent up for the entire family in the days ahead. May you find solace in knowing this isn’t the end but really the beginning for her. The only scars in heaven are in the hands holding her now. May God’s richest blessings be with you now and in the future. Pastor Roger & Rose, High Falls Wesleyan Church

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
    Robin & Mallory Taylor

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