Dorothy King Feamster, 91, of Lewisburg, WV, passed away on Saturday December 7, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Morgantown, WV.
Born on August 3, 1928, near Alvon, WV, she was the daughter of Carson Penick and Hattie Hedrick King.
A life-long resident of Greenbrier County, WV, she was a graduate of Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte, WV, and Capital City Commercial College in Charleston, WV. She returned home following graduation to accept a bookkeeping position at the Ronceverte Ice and Produce Company, and later in the Greenbrier County Clerk’s office.
“Dot” joined Clifton Presbyterian Church in Maxwelton, WV, at age 11, and later transferred to Mt. Vernon United Methodist and Lewisburg United Methodist Churches for a total of 80 years.
She was on the staff at Lewisburg United Methodist Church for 22 years, serving a secretary and business manager. She held numerous offices for over 65 years within the church, including president and treasurer of the United Methodist Women; member of Circle #1; a member of Progressive CEOS serving as county secretary; American Legion Post 69 serving as secretary; Senior Friends of the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in the offices of vice president, secretary, and treasurer; member of the Greenbrier Valley Antique Car Club; and was Superintendent of Department L of the WV State Fair for a number of years.
Dot was very supportive of her children’s school and club activities, which included County 4-H Leader, County Cub and Brownie Scout Leader, treasurer of Lewisburg Junior High School Band Boosters, and later treasurer of Greenbrier East Band Boosters.
She loved genealogy research and had a tremendous amount of information on her and her husband’s lineage. Her lineage goes back through her mother to the Newtons, who were founding members of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg and her great-grandfather, Allen Warren King, who fought in the Battle of White Sulphur Springs and was captured and held prisoner for many years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Lewis Elon Feamster; and brother, George Richard King.
Those left to cherish her memory are her brother, James Carson King (Bonnie)of Fairlea, WV; son, Donald Lewis Feamster (Patty) of Cleveland, NC; daughter, Nancy Feamster Turner, Morgantown; grandson, Shiloh Travis Turner (Hannah) of Morgantown; step-grandson, Shawn McClung (Bobbi) of Alderson, WV; step great-granddaughter, Lauren Comi Davis (Luke) of Morgantown; step-great-great granddaughter due in January, Lyla Kate Davis; nieces and nephews, Tina Donovan (Tim), Kathy Bailey (Mike), Tracy Norris (Eric), Lisa King, Jim Childers, Greg King (Vicki), Mike King, David King (Kathy), Wayne King, and Kent King (Janet); and three special ladies who were like daughters, Linda Dunbar Redmond (Barry) of Loganville, GA, Meg Tuckwiller Munton of Lewisburg, and Susie Cole Handley (Bill) of Lewisburg. Also surviving are special friends for many years, Jeanette Albaugh of Lewisburg and Pauletta Estep Hanson (Richard) of Holton, IN; and numerous cousins.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Halloran officiating. Burial will follow at the Rosewood Cemetery.
Friends may call on Thursday, December 12, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the church.
In consideration of the family’s health, please refrain from wearing strong fragrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lewisburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 69, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the December 11, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.