Dorothy J. Wise

January 5, 1921 ~ October 20, 2008 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Dorothy Wise Obituary

Dorothy J. Wise, 87, of Salem passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008. She was born January 5, 1921 in Clarksburg a daughter of the late William Carl and E. Jane Martin Sands. On June 21, 1942 she married Lloyd Wise who preceded her in death on September 25, 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd A. Wise,II, Doraville, GA, William D. Wise and wife Marsha, Marlton,NJ, one daughter-in-law, Lynn Wise, Salem, five grandchildren, Betty and Richard Gellman, NJ, Alison Wise Manny, NJ, Scott Wise, Atlanta, GA, Jamie Wise, Salem, three great grandchildren, Ashley J. Manny, Maurice W. Manny and Bohdi A. Wise. One son, James S. Wise, one daughter-in-law, Helena Wise, two brothers, John W. and William A. Sands and one sister, Lena Lewis preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wise was a 1938 graduate of Washington Irving High School and obtained an Associate Degree from Fairmont University. She was a former employee of Clarksburg Publishing Company, where she was a proofreader and worked in many departments, she then worked for Better Cars , Inc. for 21 years. After retirement she continued to do title work at home. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, Salem Garden Club and Salem International University Auxiliary. Mrs. Wise and her husband, Lloyd were selected as senior King & Queen of the 11th Annual Apple Butter Festival in 1995. Dorothy was an avid gardener and nature enthusiast.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Friends may call in the Harbert Funeral Home, 287 W. Main St., Salem on Friday, October 24, 2008 from 4-8PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2008 in the Salem Baptist church at 11AM with Pastor Charles Warger and Pastor Roger Fontaine officiating. Innterment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. On line obituary and guestbook available at
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