Dorothy "Dot" Thelma Hoyle

September 1, 1937 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 81)

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Dorothy “Dot” Thelma Hoyle, age 81, of Old Fort, North Carolina, departed to be with the Lord on the evening of Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Autumn Care of Marion.  A lifelong resident of McDowell County, Dot was born on September 1, 1937 and was the last surviving child of the late Mills and Rosa Jamerson Hoyle. 


She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Pritchard and Emma Randolph; five brothers, Zeb, Tom, Brooks, Jack and Johnny Hoyle; and a special niece who was like her daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” Storie. 


Known for her kind and tender heart, Dot loved her family, and she took great pride in taking care of them. 


She is survived by a special great niece, Kimberly Shores; nieces and nephews, Kathy Ricker (Gary), Jerry Randolph (Janice), Doris Evans (Terry), Sherry Reel (Darrell), Francis Banner (Randy), Roy Hoyle and Judy Silver (Freddy); along with their children.  Dot is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Helen Hoyle, who she enjoyed traveling with, and Rethel Hoyle.


A service to celebrate Dot’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service in Marion with Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.


Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Dot’s memory are asked to consider: American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 ( and/or CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, North Carolina 28813 (


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care-McDowell and to Autumn Care of Marion for the extraordinary care that they provided Dot and her family during her time of illness.


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October 10, 2018

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
2170 Rutherford Road
Marion, NC 28752

Funeral Service
October 10, 2018

2:00 PM
Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
2170 Rutherford Road
Marion, NC 28752


American Cancer Society
120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville NC 28801
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care - McDowell
P.O. Box 25338, Asheville NC 28813
Tel: 1-828-659-7068

Physical Address: 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803

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