Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Dorothy Jean Morris Earnhardt

Dorothy Jean Morris Earnhardt

February 22, 1929 – February 23, 2018

The Golden Bells Rang for Dorothy Jean Earnhardt, “Dot”, who was gently taken by the hand of her Lord and led over into her eternal home on Friday, February 23rd, just one day following her 89th birthday.   Although a native of Albemarle, Stanly County, NC, she was residing in Yorktown, Va.  She was the caring wife of Theodore G. Earnhardt (Pig) for over 70 years.

Dot was born in Stanly County, NC, on February 22nd, 1929 to the late Ronnie and Eula Morris.  She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Ray, Harvey, Jimmy and Roger, and 4 sisters; Edith, Lillie, Peggy and Lula.

She was a loving housewife and mother to three children; Brady Earnhardt and wife, Linda, of York County, Va.; Saundra Earnhardt Ray and husband, C.A. Ray, of Flagpond, Tenn.; Timothy Earnhardt and wife, Becky, from Hartfield, Va.; and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and many special friends.

Dot and “Pig” returned to Albemarle, NC., after his retirement from the Newport News Shipyard in 1980, where they enjoyed gardening, playing cards, visiting with friends and eating out at Jay’s In The Country and Handi-Mart.  She was an active member of First Street United Methodist Church for many years and a member of the United Methodist Women.

The family will receive friends at the Stanly Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb 28th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Stanly Gardens of Memory, by the Reverend Monty Clark. At other times, the family will receive friends at the home of Marsha and Richard Swanner, 1005 Northbrook Street, Albemarle, NC.

The family request those wishing to make memorials please consider First Street United Methodist Church, 509 N. 1st St, Albemarle, NC. 28001 or the charity of your choice.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care, Albemarle, is serving the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting www.stanlyfuneralhome.com


  • Jori Posted February 27, 2018 11:13 am

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one. Please accept my condolences at this painful time. Losing a loved one is distressing and as comfort is needed from family and friends, it is my hope your family will find comfort in the words found at Revelation 21:4 where it says, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” It is my hope your family will find strength to endure during the days ahead.

  • Jennifer Farmer Posted March 6, 2018 10:23 am

    I just wanted to reach out to Brady and Tim, it was my privilege to have worked with your family.-

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