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Dorothy Wilde Galloway


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 4:12pm

Dorothy Wilde Galloway

Dorothy Wilde Galloway, 100, of Lake Toxaway, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

She was born in Transylvania County June 20, 1916 to the late Joseph and Ethel Wilde. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Boone Galloway; brothers J.A. Wilde, Festus Wilde, Stokley Wilde and Kadez Wilde; and sisters, Nellie Owen, Marie McKinney Moody and Oneda Johnson.

Survivors include her sister, Exie Henson and her husband, Rev. Gene Henson, of Easley, S.C .; daughter, Laura Britton and husband, Eugene, of Savannah, Ga .; son, Joe D. Galloway and wife, Iris, of Lake Toxaway; three grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carrol Wilde, of Bremen, Ga. and Jennie Wilde, of Brevard.

She retired from Ecusta Corporation after 34 years of service in the Endless Belt Department.

She was a member of North Toxaway Baptist Church where she was a charter member.

While growing up she enjoyed helping her dad with his photography. Before retirement, she started collecting his vintage photos from area families and having them restored and copied. A collection of her photos may be viewed at under the Joe Wilde images for Transylvania County.

She enjoyed many hobbies, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, friend and neighbor and known by everyone as Nanny Dot.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at North Toxaway Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Sitton officiating.

The family received friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.

Interment will be at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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