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Doris Ellen Neely

November 19, 1926 — March 18, 2022

Doris Ellen Neely, age 95, of Damascus, Va., passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022, at her home. She was born November 19, 1926, to the late Walter Crowe Neely and Mary Rutledge Neely. Doris was a lifelong resident of Damascus and worked a factory job. She primarily worked at restaurants including Steffey’s Restaurant and Gateway Restaurant. Doris was a caretaker for numerous family members and friends and was widely known as “Granny”.

In addition to her parents, Doris was also preceded in death by her son, Bobby Stanley; two brothers, Wilton Neely and Gordon Neely; sister, Kathleen Neely; and a grandson, Michael R. Stanley.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Stanley (Everett) Corvin and Patricia Neely; five grandchildren, Michelle (David) Thomas, Martha Holmes, Patrick (Christina) Neely, Robert Neely, and Jessica (Gary) Price; 10 great grandchildren, LeeAnn, D.J., James Lee, Lila, Chloe, Rhiana, Renee, Rose, Belle, and Nikki; five great-great grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park with Pastor David Griffin officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.

The family would like to express their appreciation to nurses Shannon, Jenny, and Christine of Kindred Hospice.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, March 21, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

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