Dorothy Mooney, age 94 passed away in her home in Pine Shores Tuesday morning, November 13, 2018, surrounded by her family. She was born November 22, 1923, in Walton County, the daughter of John and Nora Bell Sullivan Adams. She was an educator and held a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Countless numbers of first graders were taught, and loved and cared for, far beyond the normal duties of a school teacher in the twenty-three years she taught first grade at Maude Saunders Elementary. In addition to that area of influence on children, she farmed with her husband and fostered some twenty-nine children over the years, teaching them morals and values and life lessons they have used all of their adult lives. Dorothy had a love of nature and the beauty of God’s world and on any given day she could be found in her yard, sweat pouring off of her face, dirt on her arms and clothes, lilies grasped in one hand and a spade in the other and that signature smile on her face as she shared the beauty of flowers, not only in her own yard but any willing neighbor’s yard.. Dorothy found good in every person, perhaps something she learned from the hundreds, if not thousands, of children whose lives she touched and whose lives touched her. She had a profound love of God’s Creation and was always lending HIM a helping hand in making it more beautiful in flowers, and shrubs and the happiness of children she inspired. She’s tending God’s garden now.
Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Calvin E. “Cap” Mooney who passed away in 1979, her brothers,
Dewitt Adams, John L. Adams, Ellwood Adams, and her sisters, Coreen Brackin, Jewell Parker, and Vera Mae O’Brien.
Among survivors are her children, Carla Hulion, Johnny Mooney and wife Gail, Henry Teal and wife Pam; her grandchildren, Sam Kelley and husband Charlie, Eric Shank and wife Jennifer, Calvin Mooney and wife Cristi and Amanda Tyson; her sister, Willie Bell Bell and her sisters-in-law Coreen Adams and Pauline Adams. She is also survived by other extended family members.
Those asked to serve as pallbearers are Mike Brocksmith, Kevin Hulion, Scott Hulion, Ashley Adams, Nathan Kervin, and Jerry Slay.
Floral arrangements are being accepted. A time of visitation will be Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 6 until 8 P.M. in Jerry Evans Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, November 16, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. in Jerry Evans Chapel with Reverend Rich Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Gum Creek Cemetery.