Dorothy Rhodes Yerby

June 23, 1937July 15, 2014
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Dorothy Rhodes Stirling Yerby, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the age of 77. She was born on June 23, 1937 in Franklin, VA to Lyman D. and Margaret Long Rhodes. Dot is survived by her husband Fletcher R. Yerby, sister Elizabeth Easley and her husband Ronnie, brother Michael Rhodes and his wife Valerie, son Bill Stirling and his wife Susan, daughter Karen Armstrong and her husband Michael, daughter Maggie Yoches, stepdaughter Robin Fitzpatrick and her husband Michael and stepson Johnny Yerby and his wife Jeanie. She is also survived by her grandchildren Kelly and Marvin Thompson, Kristy and Shannon Ramsey, Brian and Haley Stirling, Lauren Stirling, Brett Stirling, Laura and Jack Hayles, Jamie and Dan LeBrun, Olivia Armstrong, Kyle Yoches, Katie Yoches as well as eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Lyman and Margaret Rhodes, sister Joyce Cupit, first husband Robert Stirling, Sr, son Robert Stirling, Jr. and son-in-law J. Veto Yoches. Dot was an Operations Manager at the DOTD with over 30 years of service. She was one of the founding members of OLOLRMC Ladies Auxiliary and served as President for several terms. She was very active with the Woodlawn Estates Neighborhood Association. Dot and Fletcher traveled many years with the Friendship Force of Baton Rouge making numerous friends all over the world. When they weren't traveling with the Friendship Force they were exploring the U.S. in their RV. Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10-12 at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge with services immediately following. Interment will be in Roselawn Cemetery, 4045 North St. in Baton Rouge. Mom will forever be remembered for her gentle and loving sweet spirit.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 17, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dorothy Rhodes Yerby

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July 21, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of Dot's sudden passing. My deepest sympathy to her family & friends. I had the pleasure of working with her at DOTD early in my career when I was oh so "green". Dot was not only lovely on the outside, she was lovely to the bone. She was so patient & kind; a real gem I hold very dear. May she rest in eternal peace in His Heavenly Kingdom.

July 18, 2014

Kerry and I will always miss her sweet smile; soft voice and kind words. I will always love you Aunt Dot!

Your nephew & family,
Bill White

Vicki Townsend Newton

July 18, 2014

Billy, Karen and Maggie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a sweet and soft spoken lady. She always had a smile on her face or a laugh to share. My mother called to let me know, but because of short notice, I wasn't able to take off from work to attend her service. Please know that you all are in my heart, prayers and thoughts.
Your friend in Christ,

July 18, 2014

I'm sorry for your loss. During this difficult time may you rely on God Almighty to comfort you.
Psalms 25:16,17

Janet Callahan

July 18, 2014

She was always such a caring and sweet person. She had such a giving spirit and was always there to help. She was a great mother-in-law and always so good to my children as their Grandmother. I'm so thankful to The Lord that our paths crossed and I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day.

July 17, 2014

Dot was one of the most caring loving people that I have ever known. Over several decades, she served as hospitality chairman on the Woodlawn Estates Civic Association Board. In this position, she was in charge of meeting the needs of residents of our neighborhood in times of illness, death etc. She was so loving and caring to all. In later years, she served as our recording secretary and, of course, did an exemplary job. All of us who had the privilege to know her-loved her. Dot was so very, very special and will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers to her family.
Beryl Parsons

Ceil Alonzo

July 17, 2014

I knew Dot from working with her in the Volunteer Department and with the Auxiliary Group at OLOL. Wonderful and caring lady who will surely be missed. My prayers are with Dot and her family.

Brenda and Mark Headlee

July 17, 2014

The collection of photos here are wonderful, and a beautiful celebration of the life of an amazing woman. Aunt Dot was such a sweet and loving soul, that she will be missed by everyone that knew her. Our love and prayers are with her loved ones.

July 17, 2014

I was a neighbor of Dot,s in Woodlawn Estates. She was such a caring and kind person. She was always willing to help you. My prayers are with your family. She will be greatly missed.
Lynn Perret, Prairieville

Carolyn Miceli

July 16, 2014

I knew Dot from serving with her on the Woodlawn Homeowners' Association. She was one of the kindest people I knew. Dot was an invaluable asset to our neighborhood and she helped so many of her neighbors in so many ways. I am glad to have called her a friend. She will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to her family.