March 14, 1928 January 20, 2019 Dorothy (Dot) Simpson Chidester, 90, of Boones Mill, Va., went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Dot was born in Asheville, N.C., March 14, 1928. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 49 years, Donval Carl Simpson, PHD; son, D. Carl Simpson Jr.; parents, Clyde Mayo Taylor and Theodocia Ruth Gatlin; sister, Ruth Taylor Reynolds (James). She is survived by two nephews, Rev. David Reynolds (Charlotte) and J. Willam Reynolds (Becky); brother-in-law, Charles Simpson (Mickey). She was preceded in death by her second husband of 10 years, Rev. A. Benjamin Chidester Jr. and daughter, Susan B. Hill (William). She is survived by her daughter, Julia M. Caplick (Jacob); Sons, A. B. "Chip" Chidester, III (Janet), Philip L. Chidester, Thomas B. Chidester and James B. Chidester (Trish). She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dot attended Greensboro College and Graduated from Berea College and Appalachian State University. She spent 34 years in Fairbanks, Alaska as a biologist for Alaska Fish and Game. Dot was an active member of Boones Mill United Methodist Church and Boones Mill Lions Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial contributions be made in her name to her beloved church, Boones Mill United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 288, Boones Mill, Va. 24065. A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at Conner-Bowman Funeral Home with Pastors Bryan Ratliff and Jim Rodden officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service beginning at 5 p.m. until service time. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home and Crematory, 62 VA Market Place Drive (Route 220@ Wirtz Road) Rocky Mount, VA 24151 540-334-5151 www.connerbowman.com
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