Dorothy Maples Gellatly, age 83, died Wednesday at Liberty Commons Nursing Facility in Sanford.
A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late William Parker Maples and Olie McKenzie Maples. A long time resident of Carthage and Gettysburg, PA, she worked 25 years as a Real Estate Agent for Gallatly Real Estate. She and her late husband, George A Gellatly, owned harness horses while living in Gettysburg. She loved hats and all her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by a son, Bill Gellatly & wife, Colleen of Maryland.
A memorial service is planned for a later date and will be announced by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Mrs. Gellatly to Barium Springs Childrens Home at BARIUM SPRINGS, Post Office Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010 1-800-320-4157
Online condolences may be made at

Memories Timeline


  1. Mom,
    How grateful I am to have had you as my Mother. All of the life’s lessons that you have taught me will always be remembered.
    The love that you showed me every moment of your life, and how to handle situations that were filled with both

  2. Bill,
    May all the happy memories bring you and the family comfort. My love and prayers are with you all.
    Francine McIntyre

  3. Bill & family – Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Although she will not be will you physically, she will always be with you in spirit and the memories you carry will remain with you forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family duri

  4. Dearest Bill and Family – Your Mum must have been so incredibly proud of you – her son Bill – while we have never met your Mum – just knowing you and your beautiful being shares the beauty of your Mum that you will have buckled safely and securely to your

  5. We are sorry for the loss of your loved one, Mrs. Gellatly. Thoughts and prayers will continue for you and your family as you continue your Journey of Grief and
    the Lord will give you the strength to continue.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Br

  6. Bill,
    my sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. I have enjoyed reading her memory wall. Although I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your Mom I know her spirits resides in you and with you. So through our friends

  7. Bill
    Your mother was a true jewel. It was my pleasure to have been her friend and may her spirit live in you forever.
    Lisa Smith

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