Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Herrington Malloy, 97, of Ocilla passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Pruitt Health Care of Ocilla.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Oakridge Cemetery with the family officiating the service. The family will receive friends from 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at Albritton Funeral Directors before the service at the graveside. Mrs. Malloy’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
She was born on January 31, 1926, in Webster County, Georgia, to her loving parents Claude Hill Herrington and Alma Powell Herrington. Along with her parents and three brothers, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Allie B. Malloy, who passed away on May 26, 2005. Dot also experienced the heartbreaking losses of her sons Kennie Malloy on September 27, 2017, and Don Malloy on May 14, 2014.
Dot graduated from Graves High School in Terrell County. She dedicated her career to serving the Tift County Board of Education as the manager for Matt Wilson Elementary lunchroom. Her commitment and hard work contributed to ensuring that students received nutritious meals during their school days. Dot's devotion to her work earned her the respect and admiration of both her colleagues and the students she served.
Dot’s grandchildren held a special place in her heart, and she took immense joy in spending time with them. Family gatherings were always filled with love, laughter, and treasured memories because of Dot's welcoming nature and kind spirit. In her leisure time, Dot indulged in various hobbies such as crafts, sewing, and painting. During her active years, Dot took immense pride in being an active member of the Northside Baptist Church. She found solace and inspiration attending Ann Hammon's Sunday School Class. Additionally, she actively participated in Club 55 at First United Methodist Church.
Supporting her husband Allie B. Malloy was another aspect of Dot's life that brought meaning to her existence. She supported him wholeheartedly in his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America and the ABAC Fillies Softball team. Dot derived tremendous joy from contributing to these organizations alongside him.
She is survived by her daughter Kay Malloy of Ocilla and her son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Gail Malloy of New Palestine, Indiana; her eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.