Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Dorothy Mae Dorris

October 20, 1916November 19, 2019

Dorothy Mae Dorris, 103, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on October 20, 1916 in Calhoun, Kentucky to the late Thompson and Sally Eva (Dexter) Payne.

She was an active member of Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Dorothy retired from Red Spot after 45 years as Manager of the Art Department. She enjoyed square dancing and was an excellent cook. Dorothy loved watching football, especially the Chiefs and the Colts.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Alvin Dorris; son, Thomas P. Dorris; great-great-grandson, Kaiser Schlimmer; sister, Aleene Mackey; and brothers, J.D., Bill, and Charles Payne.

She is survived by her daughter, Hue Carol Gibson; grandchildren, Jill Plough (Steve), David Gibson (LaVonda), DeWayne Gibson (Lisa), and Todd Gibson; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday November 23, 2019 at Alexander East Chapel with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


  • Hue Carol Gibson, Daughter
  • Jill Plough (Steve Plough), Granddaughter
  • David Gibson (LaVonda Gibson), Grandson
  • DeWayne Gibson (Lisa Gibson), Grandson
  • Todd Gibson, Grandchild
  • Thomas Alvin Dorris, Husband (deceased)
  • Thomas P. Dorris, Son (deceased)
  • Kaiser Schlimmer, Great Great Grandson (deceased)
  • Thompson Payne, Father (deceased)
  • Sally Eva (Dexter) Payne, Mother (deceased)
  • Aleene Mackey, Sister (deceased)
  • J.D. Payne, Brother (deceased)
  • Bill Payne, Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Payne, Brother (deceased)
  • Dorothy also leaves behind 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, November 23, 2019


Dorothy Mae Dorris

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Mary Jo Taylor Hills

November 23, 2019

I have fond memories of your Mother.
And wrestling with DeWayne!
She was a beautiful lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Mary Jo Taylor Hills

Lauren Schlimmer

November 21, 2019

You were just 96 when I got married and we danced! I love you and miss you so much. You had so much life and you lived every minute of yours!