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Dorothy Lorena "Tinker" Whitmire Owen


Dorothy Lorena "Tinker" Whitmire Owen

Dorothy Lorena "Tinker" Whitmire Owen, 73, of Rosman, died peacefully Jan. 8, 2015.

Born on Church Street in Rosman in the spring of 1941 on May 7, she was one of 13 children of the late Coy and Bertie Whitmire. Her brothers, Ralph, Henry, Gordon, Marion Paul, Tom and J.C. "Bub" Whitmire, and adopted brother, Samuel Vaughn, whom her parents raised from a boy; and sisters, Ethel Banks, Mae Franks and Elizabeth "Lib" Whitmire, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Joyce and husband, James "Junior" McCall, of Pisgah Forest, older brother, Charles and wife, Zita, of Panama C...

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