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Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe

Nov. 24, 1932 — April 18, 2021

Posted on May 3, 2021


Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe

Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe

RALEIGH — Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe passed away and returned to heaven peacefully in the arms of her beloved Thomas Russell on April 18, 2021.

Dorothy was born in Henderson to Fred Richard Boone and Mary Manolia Thompson.

She was devoted to family, friends, church and community.

Dorothy loved her friends and was loved by many. She was a faithful member of her church, a deacon and Sunday school teacher for 20 years and sang in the choir at First Baptist Church in Spring Hope. She also loved and attended Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church with many other beloved friends.

Dorothy was a great seamstress who loved crafts and playing cards with friends. She was always a compassionate listener and a warm and loving companion. She was an accomplished homemaker with great taste, creating for her family and friends a beautiful, warm and comfortable home to enjoy.

Doff was chief cook and bottle washer for a gaggle of children, her own and those she inherited through marriage. She loved them all and she loved them equally. She also adopted for her own all the spouses of her children and welcomed them warmly into the family with her love, gifts, time and affection.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husbands, Gordon Turner Bobbitt Jr. and Ashby Gerald Inscoe; her mother, Manolia, father Fred; sister, Jean Phillips; and son, Danny Gordon Bobbitt Jr.

She is survived by daughters, Melonie Inscoe Grooms, Lily Denise Pennington, Irish Wanda Bobbitt Thomas and Karen Leonard Inscoe Benglen; and sons, Bruce Ward Inscoe and Keith Warren Inscoe. Also in our beloved family grieving her loss are Tracy Warren, Dennis DuCasse, Al Benglen, Marsha Manning Inscoe, Joan Bryant Inscoe and Craig Parham. Grandchildren she is leaving behind include, Kevin James Bullard, Ashby Nicholas Bullard, Leigh Ashley Akins, Celestial Dawn Pennington, Holly Grace Pennington, Melissa Ann Inscoe, Elias Carr Inscoe II, Mollie Combs Barrett, Maggie Combs Reed and Tanner Ward Inscoe; and one great-grandchild, Savannah Scott Akins.

At 4 p.m. May 16, a celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held in Spring Hope, outside on the banks of the Tar River at historic Webb’s Mill. A reception will follow at the same location. All social distancing and necessary precautions will be taken to assure everyone’s safety.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Dorothy’s honor can do so to the beloved N.C. Symphony by contacting Rebecca Watkins at 919-789-5497 or

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary’s St., Raleigh.

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