Dorothy Elizabeth Perry Upchurch, 86, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning. She was born in Wake County to the late Marshall Winford & Mabel Strother Perry. She worked for ABB. Dorothy enjoyed working in the fields and being outdoors. When she was a girl she would walk the farm and eat apples and fruits. She had a wonderful and bright personality. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tyree Rodney Upchurch.
She is survived by her daughter, Sue Boykin of Wendell, grandchildren, Chasity Richardson (Kevin), Jamie Hollifield (Donna), great grandchildren, Madison Richardson, Colby Richardson, Austin Hollifield, & Brittany Hollifield.
Graveside service 11 am, Friday, Greenmount Cemetery, Wendell, NC, 27591. The family will receive friends at Mrs. Upchurch’s home at 1pm following the service.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory. www.stricklandfuneral.com