Dorothy P. Shamblin

May 26, 1927September 4, 2018

Dorothy Peacock Payne Shamblin, age 91 of Alcoa, went home to be with the Lord on September 4, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth Peacock. She was a wonderful, special, fun loving lady, who loved living life and spending time with her family. Mrs. Shamblin was of the Baptist faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Shamblin; brothers and sisters-in-law: C.W. (Mary) Peacock, Paul (Kate) Peacock and Shaw (Lynette) Peacock, all of Eastman, Georgia. Survivors include her children: Beverly (Larry) McNeilly, David Payne, John Payne and Ann (Marvin) Sutton; grandchildren: Douglas McNeilly, Brandon (Grace) McNeilly, Alicia (Bret) Perkins, Andrew (Anne) Payne and Leah Gilland; ten great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law: Walter (Donna) Peacock and Johnny (Linda Gail) Peacock; special nieces: Elaine, Linda and Marilyn, along with several other special nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 12 noon – 1:00 PM in Sherwood Chapel with the Funeral Service following at 1:00 PM. Entombment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc., Chapter, 5801 Kingston Pike, Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37919. Please visit to leave condolences for the family.


  • Dorothy P. Shamblin Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Dorothy P. Shamblin Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Gloria Shamblin

September 7, 2018

Aunt Dot was open warmth, understanding, love and joy. She had such an unassuming way of knowing how to bring up whatever you were leaving unsaid. It was so easy to pour out your heart to her. Mostly, though, I will remember her good nature and ability to take everything in stride— grace. She will be sorely missed. May her children and grandchildren be comforted. She loved them so.