Southern Pines, NC


Dorothy Elizabeth Johnson 90, died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC, surrounded by her family.


A memorial service will be held at  2:30 PM, Monday, January 5, 2105 at Penick Village Chapel, Southern Pines, North Carolina. A graveside service will follow at approximately 4:00 PM at Cypress Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 2012 Cypress Church Road, Cameron, NC.


Dorothy was a daughter of the late Elmer and Isabell Matteson and was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth T. Kenyon and Raymond Eugene Johnson; son: Kenneth Elmer Kenyon; step-son: Edward Johnson and six siblings.


Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and devoted Navy wife, living in many places during her husband's career. She loved music and was amazing yodeler.  Dorothy loved to read and was a writer as well.  At the age of 50,  she returned to school and received her Associate Degree. She also was a Certified Nurses Assistant.


She is survived by daughters:  Peggy Louise Corbett and husband John, of Monrovia, Maryland, Lorraine York and husband Byron, of Cary, Teresa Dean and husband Prentice, of Springfield, TN, stepdaughter: Helen Apple and husband Lewis, of Lakeview,  sister: Myrtle Olson; brother: Walter Matteson, 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.


Flowers or memorials may be made to Penick Village Benevolent Fund, 500 E Rhode Island Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387.


Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is assisting the family.


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  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious loved one. My prayer is for those left behind to mourn . I didn’t know her personally but I know her Grandson Mark Corbett

    May God grant each of you peace, courage and strength in the days to come.

  2. Helen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss! I remember Dottie from years ago and thought she was a fine lady with a great personality! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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