CARTHAGE - Mary Doris Cameron Apple, 87, of Carthage, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday (7/1/15) at Brookdale at Pinehurst.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at White Hill Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Brown Patton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 
Affectionately known to many as “Tootie,” she was the daughter of the late Bernice Cameron and Mary Belle Coley Cameron. She was married to the late Roscoe L. Apple. She was preceded in death by a sister, Bernice Lorraine Cameron.
A graduate of Carthage High School, she attended Campbell College. She was a long-time employee of Shields Drug Company, where she made countless friends and was well known for her ability to make delicious Orangeaids and Cherry Smashes.   It was there that she met a handsome patrolman new to Carthage who would later become her husband.  She also worked at Rite-Aid Drug Store and Kerr Drugs. 
She loved her God, her church and the church family at White Hill Presbyterian Church, where she was a lifelong member. She was one of the first two women Elders of the church. In addition, she served as Clerk of the Session for many years. She was the first recipient of the Outstanding Older Adult Award at White Hill Church in 2002. At White Hill, she served as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, and Circle member. For many years, she served White Hill by delivering the Sunday morning children’s sermons where she was loved by countless young people. She was one of the charter members of the church’s older adults Happy Group. She was a member of the Carthage Eastern Star.
She will be remembered for her vibrant personality and her love for her family and friends alike. She loved working in her yard, shopping, trips to the beach, and talking to her animals. She also loved her new friends at Brookdale at Pinehurst, where she enjoyed playing Bingo and socializing.
Left to treasure her memory are her daughter, Bernice Boone Apple Hight and son-in-law R.V. Hight of Sanford; grandchildren, Christopher Vance Hight and his wife Jenni Hight of Morrisville, and Holly Caroline Hight of Sanford; sister in laws: Evelyn Wall and Nina Apple, of Gibsonville; three nieces and numerous cousins that she held dear. She also is survived by her dear kitties, Mama Cat, Layla and Jesse Belle.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home and at other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to White Hill Presbyterian Church, 3335 White Hill Road, Sanford, NC  27332.

Arrangements are by Fry-Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.


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  1. Tootie’ was a real sweetheart and friend to a lot of people. She always made those visits to Shields Drug Store special to her many customers. I will miss her and her great testimony. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Bunnie, I am so very sorry to hear of Tootie’s passing. Please know that my thoughts & prayers are with you, RV and the family. love you, Susie

  3. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know she was a special Mom, Grandmother, mother-in-law and friend to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I would have come to visitation but my sister-in-law passed away and funeral was this afternoon.

  4. On behalf of my mom, dad, and myself, I send my deepest sympathy to the family. Tootie was a treasure to all who knew her. I have fond memories growing up and running into Shields Drug store to order from Tootie a cherry smash or orange aide. She greeted

  5. Doris was one of my very favorite. Being younger than Doris, I thought she was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. She loved her ‘high heel’ shoes. She even let me try them on.

    She was so lovely inside and out and one of the kindest p

  6. Dear Bernice and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was my niece from my marriage to Mary Belle’s brother Ray. I met Tootie a couple of times at family reunions when we lived in North Carolina. She was a very sweet person. Please know

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