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Dorothy Gibbs Crouch Pierce
Dorothy Gibbs Crouch Pierce

Dorothy “Dot” Gibbs Crouch Pierce, 86, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Sunday, February 14, 2016.

Dot was born November 18, 1929, to the late W. Ollis and Lottie Young Gibbs. She grew up in Bassett, Va., and moved to Ayden in 1965. In 2014, she moved to Leland to live with her daughter, Cindy, and her husband, Richard Uhlman.

Dot was preceded in death by first husband, Burleigh Crouch Sr., and second husband, Lt. Col. Sammy A. Pierce; brothers, Larry, David and Roger Gibbs; and a sister, Frances Kerns.

Dot is survived by her brother, Jerry Gibbs, and wife, Attie, of Stuart, Va.; three children, son, Burleigh Crouch Jr., and wife, Maureen, of Kinston, and daughters, Deb Pierce, and husband, Rick, of Enterprise, Ala., and Cindy Uhlman, and husband, Richard, of Leland. She is also survived by her stepmother, Irene Gibbs, of Rocky Mount, Va.; stepbrother, Phillip Gibbs of Hawkinsville, Ga., stepsisters Sherry Cameron of Lumberton, and Martha Brown of Wirtz, Va.; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving her are six stepchildren, Sammy, and wife, Betty, Pierce of Hobe Sound, Fla., Richard and wife, Deb Pierce, of Enterprise, Ala., Jeanne Pierce Vogt, and husband, Tom, of Newnan, Ga., Doug, and wife, Carol Pierce, of La Place, La., Nancy Pierce of Ayden and Don Pierce of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; and 11 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Dot was a devoted volunteer for the Ayden Christian Care Center, delivered meals on wheels and was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Ayden.

A memorial service will take place in Ayden at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401 The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Margo, Melody, Renee and Karen.

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