The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Friday, November, 18, 2016 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 114 Johnson Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, where Reverend Norris Harris is pastor. Elder Lee Willie Hall, Pastor of From Disgrace to God Grace Ministries, Inc. of Montezuma, Georgia, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Mrs. Dorothy was born March 7, 1928 in Macon County, Georgia to the late Henry Hall, Sr. and Mattie Lue Lloyd. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Bessie Clara Mallard, Rosie Lee Taylor, Henry Hall, Jr., Aaron Lloyd Hall, Alma Robinson, Claude Williams, Lonnie Hall, Bud Hall, and Ilene Hart. At an early age she joined Mt. Zion AME Church of New York Community. She later moved her membership to St. Paul A.M.E. Church. She was educated in the public school system of Macon County.
She was married to the late Willie Arthur Beal, Sr. on March 7, 1946 and to this union they were blessed with seven children. One daughter, Dorothy Loman, and one grandson, Marvin Schofield, preceded her in death.
Dorothy enjoyed working at her vegetable and fruit stand. She would always have the freshest vegetables and fruits. She always greeted you with a friendly smile and hello.
She retired as a CNA and Housekeeper from Montezuma Health & Rehabilitation Center after many years of dedicated services. She also worked as a private duty nurse, Southern Frozen Food, and ILC.
Survivors are her children, Millard Beal (Jannie), Robert Beal (Vera), Annie Lue Smith, and Obie Beal, all of Montezuma, Georgia, Thomas Beal (Cynthia) of Warner Robins, Georgia, and Raymond Beal of Montezuma, Georgia; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, including two devoted nieces, Liza B. Sanders & Family of Montezuma, Georgia and Elsie Martin & Family of Warner Robins, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Marie Hall of Washington, D.C.; stepchildren, Beverly Harper (Hayward) of Vienna, Georgia, Willie Sanders, Ernestine Sanders, both of Montezuma, Georgia, and Harriet Sanders; and a host other relatives and friends.