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Dorothy G. Wilkinson

Posted By Hall-Wynne On November 4, 2018 @ 7:31 am In Obituaries,Oxford | 4 Comments

Oxford, N.C.

Dorothy Gupton Wilkinson, 96, a resident of Granville County, passed away at Duke University Medical Center on November 2, 2018.

Dorothy was the daughter of the late Theodore R. Gupton and Olive Cheaves Gupton.  She was born in Franklin County on August 6, 1922. Dorothy obtained a master’s degree from East Carolina University. She married G.P. Wilkinson, Jr. on December 16, 1945.  Dorothy was an avid gardener, genealogist, reader, and worked for the Granville County Cooperative Extension Agency for 35 years. In 2013, she was honored and inducted into the Jane S. McKimmon Family and Consumer Sciences Hall of Fame.

Dorothy is survived by her granddaughter, Lauren Victoria Wilkinson; daughter-in-law, Vicki Oakley Wilkinson; grandson, Steven R. Light (Ericka); her great grandchildren, Isabelle and Sophie Light as well as nieces and nephews, Theodore R. Currin (Leslie), Thomas L. Currin (Grey), Cynthia M. Currin (John Webb, III) and Timothy D. Currin (Brenda), along with many grandnieces and nephews in addition to numerous loving family members and friends, whom will all miss her dearly.

The family would also like to thank her long-time companion and caretaker, Marjorie Harris.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband G. P. Wilkinson, Jr., her only son, David Scott Wilkinson, and her only sister, Marie G. Currin (Arthur Ray).

A memorial service will be held at Hester Baptist Church on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Hensley officiating. The family will be receiving friends and family at Hester Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Monday, November 5, 2018.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville County Library for the N.C. Room or to the Shriner’s Hospital in memory of Dorothy G. Wilkinson. Flowers are accepted and appreciated.

The Wilkinson Family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughn Funeral Home of Oxford.


Condolences for the family of “Dorothy G. Wilkinson”

Condolence from Jennifer Coplin on November 5th, 2018 8:01 am

I knew her as Tom’s Aunt Dot. I always thought she knew what was important in life. She used her skills to pull family and friends together, to make them look forward to gatherings. I remember the beautiful flower arrangements, the tasty rolls and pies, Uncle GP’s barbecue sauce, and her kindness. I picture Aunt Dot forever busy, making earth a heavenly home. Thank you for sharing her with your friends.

Condolence from Ben Currin on November 5th, 2018 1:42 pm

I was honored to have GP & Dot as neighbors, growing up on Broad Street. I remember David being born. Granville County and the city of Oxford should be proud to have had a Dot Wilkinson!!!!! May she Rest In Peace now, with David & GP!!!

Condolence from Russell Murray on November 5th, 2018 10:32 pm

Mrs.Wilkinson, was a wonderful Lady ! I enjoyed having her as my neighbor! Vicky , I am praying for you & your family! GOD bless you !

Condolence from Betty Jo Hamme on November 7th, 2018 7:44 pm

Dorothy was a beautiful lady and always pleasant. Her presence will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. May her soul rest in peace in the loving care of God. With deepest sympathy, Betty and Joe Hamme

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