Nettie Dora

Nettie Faye Dora (Whitehead)

Monday, May 5th, 1941 - Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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Nettie Faye Dora went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 27, 2020 in Athens.

She was born May 5, 1941 in Brownsboro, Texas to Eddie Whitehead and Nettie Hambrick Whitehead. She was a homemaker and took great joy in cooking and taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing and riding around sightseeing. Granny Faye loved joking around, making others smile and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband John Dora Jr.; daughter Joyce Dora Hill; four brothers; three sisters and one grandson Mario Faunta Davis.

Survivors include seven sons, John Wesley Dora of Hutto, Ricky Dora (Elree) of Athens, Bobby Dora of Athens, Carl Dora (LaTinya) of Ft. Worth, Patrick Dora (Tasi), Jeff Mason of Dallas, James Mason of Dallas; two daughters, Teresa Davis and husband Mario of Athens and Linda Whitehead of Dallas; one brother Rev. Bobby Ray Whitehead and wife Christine of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Williams of Athens and Jerlene Stevenson of Athens and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be Rodrick Dora, Karl Dora, Darion Whitten, Karrdarion Dora, D’Untae McGruder, Ca’Mel Lewis and Dmarcus Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Wesley Dora, Bobby Dora, Ricky Dora, Carl Dora, Jeff Mason, James Mason, Mario Davis and Patrick Dora.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 4th, 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday, July 4th, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home
    842 SE Loop 7
    ATHENS, TX 75752
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 4th, 2020 11:00am
    Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel
    842 SE Loop 7
    Athens, Texas 75752
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  • Interment

    Saturday, July 4th, 2020 |
    Saturday, July 4th, 2020
    North Athens Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    ATHENS, TX 75751
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Roderick and Family, you are in our hearts and thoughts as you celebrate the life and great memories shared with Ms. Nettie.
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