Lois Katherine Dorsey Youngblood

Published 11:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lois Katherine Dorsey Youngblood, 87, of East Flat Rock passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Park Ridge Hospital.

Lois was a native of Henderson County, born in Tuxedo on Feb. 7, 1926 to her parents, Fred Dorsey Sr. and Jessie Hensley Dorsey. She was the seventh child of the 10 children born to a family of eight daughters and two sons. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen M. Guffey.

She was an extremely talented entrepreneur, having owned and operated several businesses including The Flamingo Gift Shop in Hendersonville, where she made petticoats and lingerie for adoring customers like The Smokey Mountain Cloggers and Marie Beal Fletcher, Miss America 1962. She owned and operated a multi-faceted retail business in Sapphire Valley for many years that included a fine dining restaurant, hardware store, grocery and antique shop. From the kitchen of that restaurant she ran a very successful canning business – her jams, jellies and pickles were sought nationwide. Upon her retirement, Lois moved back to Henderson County where she had time to pursue her true passions; gardening, bird watching and admiring all things nature.

She is survived by her brother, Fred Dorsey Jr. and his wife, Suzie; her son, Nowell C. Guffey and his wife, Dianne; daughter-in-law, Tippy R. Guffey; daughter, Elissa G. Waggoner and her husband, Steve; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at Shepherd Memorial Park.

An online register book is available online for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com.

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


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