Sara Dovie High

February 10, 1932January 11, 2019

Sara Dovie High, 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 11, 2019. Sara was a native of Gaston County and was born on February 10, 1932 to the late Marshall Reid High and Eula (Abernathy) High.

She was raised in a Christian home on a farm and had wonderful memories of times with her grandparents and other family members during her childhood. Sara retired after 30 years of service with the Gastonia U.S.P.S. She was recognized for her great customer service and was awarded the “Citizen of the Year” award by the Gaston Optimist Club. She loved sending cards to friends and she enjoyed visiting them in the hospital and nursing homes. Sara will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Sara leaves behind her two faithful companions, Spotty and Blue.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church cemetery in Hardin, NC. Reverend John Duncan will preside.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at

The staff at the Dallas Funeral Home is honored to serve the High family during this difficult time.


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sara Dovie High

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Denise Wallace

January 15, 2019

My family has so many happy memories of this fine lady- Sara High, I worked at The Gaston Gazette 41 years and had to work closely with the post office as I was responsible for paperwork for mail subscriptions. She was so helpful, so friendly and knew my mother-in-law Dot Wallace who worked in newsroom. Years after she retired she would call or come into the office just to chat. She was always bringing a small gift, cookies,card etc. My upcoming retirement made the front page of the paper in Oct and she sent me a flower with a special note to keep in touch, Then she wrote the sweetest letter postmarked Nov 7th . She told me about her bad accident on Feb 27th. Also one of her family members, Rev Fred High was my pastor for many years at S Marietta Bapt Church. She gave me a letter once and sent me a school picture when she was young, Her birthday was the same day as my stepfather Dalton Rayfield, Feb 1 0th so I had it on my calendar and I would put her in a happy ad every year on her bday with that picture. It was so special the flowers for my retirement the stories she would tell and the great lady that I know her as. Rest in peace, my dear friend . Denise and Walter Wallace

Nicholas Street

January 14, 2019

Dear Friends, Relatives, and Puppies of Sara,
We are so sorry to learn of Sara's death. She was one of the most friendly, kind, positive, and upbeat people we have ever known. She will be missed by us as well as by you, and undoubtedly by many other people she has done kind things for over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nick Street and Teresa Mosley

Carolyn Webb

January 13, 2019

Sara was one of the first people I talked to when I started at the post office. She was friendly and very helpful. She always had a smile and you could always depend on her to help you if you needed help. Rest in peace my friend!