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Dorothea Whitehurst Carey, 73, retired from Verizon after 35 years’ service

Dorothea Whitehurst Carey, 73, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. She was born April 15, 1943, in Norfolk, Va., to the late James and Nina Whitehurst. After 35 years of service, Mrs. Carey retired from Verizon Telephone Company.

She is preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Patrick Stewart Carey.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 55 years, Mike Carey; son, Michael Carey, and his wife, Jeanne; daughter, Melody Ballance, and her husband, Ray; sister, JoAnne McCarthy; and granddaughters, Alicia Carey, Michelle Carey, Jordan Ballance and Erin Ballance.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. You may offer condolences to the family at

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