Dorothy King Feamster

Lewisburg-Dorothy King Feamster, 91, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Morgantown.

Born Aug. 3, 1928, near Alvon, she was the daughter of the late Carson Penick and Hattie Hedrick King.

A life-long resident of Greenbrier County, she was a graduate of Greenbrier High School, Ronceverte, WV and Capital City Commercial College, Charleston, WV.  She returned home following graduation to accept a bookkeeping position at Ronceverte Ice and Produce Company and later in the Greenbrier County Clerk’s office.

“Dot” joined Clifton Presbyterian Church, Maxwelton at age eleven 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 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, Co-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 Newton’s who were founding members of 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; 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; 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); 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. Friday, Dec. 13, at Lewisburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Tim Halloran officiating. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday, Dec. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lewisburg United Methodist 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.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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