Dolly Sue Dempsey, 58, of Lynchburg, passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2018) at her residence. Mrs. Dempsey was born on April 1, 1960 in Fayetteville to late Fannie Mae Mearse Grammer. She worked as a sewing machine operator for Tennessee Apparel Corporation in Tullahoma and Blue Ridge Shirt Manufacturing. She was a member of Howell Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Bobby Steven Dempsey; children, Steven (Mary Ellen) Dempsey of Stevenson, Ala., Marshall (Casey) Dempsey of Hazel Green, Ala., Terina (Shawn) Weir of Flintville, Corey Kelley (Ashley Price) of Lincoln County, Samantha Dempsey of Lynchburg and Leah Montgomery (boyfriend T.J. Ray) of McMinnville; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Bud (Darlene) Grammer, May Higgins, Gail Dempsey, Marlene (Freddy) Price and Charlotte Bailey; special friends, David and Rita Hickson; dog and companion throughout her illness, Zoey; and soon-to-be-here grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Thomas Dempsey; niece, Buffy; and nephews, Jeff and Timmy Dempsey. The family would like to thank Avalon Hospice for their care and compassion. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Moore and Bro. Randy Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in New Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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