Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

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Dorothy "Dottie" Faye Hostetter

April 29, 1928June 28, 2019

On Friday, June 28th, 2019, Dorothy “Dottie” Faye Hostetter passed away after a several year struggle with dementia.

Dorothy was born in Kaymoor, WV on April 29, 1928. She was the daughter of her loving mother, Mollie May (Donnally) Pennington and her loving father, George H. “Chent” Pennington. She had one brother, George H. Pennington who is deceased. She attended Fayetteville High School and graduated in 1945. After graduation from high school she worked for several years as a telephone operator in Fayetteville, WV.

She was married in 1947 in Catlettsburg, KY to James M. “Hoppy” Hostetter and had been married 63 years at the time of her husband’s death in 2010. She is survived by her son, Dr. James Hostetter Jr of Atlanta, GA and their daughter, Penny Marie Allen and son-in-law, Christopher of Cartersville, GA. Dorothy is also survived by her grandson, James M. Hostetter III and his wife Barbara of Atlanta, GA and three grandchildren, Sydney (age 17), James IV (age 13), and Jason (age 4) Hostetter.

Dorothy was an active member of the Church of God in Fayetteville, WV until moving to Atlanta, GA in 2008. Those who knew her always saw a smile and a laugh on her face, and knew her as someone with a pleasant word for anyone she met. She was a kind, considerate, generous and always friendly individual to anyone and everyone who knew her and was the first to step up to help anyone in need.

Dorothy’s passing is a huge loss to her remaining family and she will be remembered, loved and missed as long as any of us remain on this earth. The holiday feast that she and her mother prepared were legendary. The dinner rolls gigantic; her turkey so sweet, and the cranberry salad unforgettable as well as the pumpkin pie, but the best part was the laughter and conversation around the table during those dinners. These are the things the ones who loved us and ones we loved leave behind…..what a gift these memories are.

We will miss her more than she could have ever imagined.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Hostetter family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV is honored to be assisting the Hostetter family.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


Dorothy "Dottie" Faye Hostetter

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Judith Johnson

July 12, 2019

Remember Mrs. Hostetter well! John always loved talking to her and working for her. She was a great lady!

Roger Sullivan

July 11, 2019

Penny, my heart is broken to hear of the passing of your Mom. What a gorgeous lady, both inside and out. She always had a smile and a big hug to greet everyone she met. She was a bright light in our little community, and now her light will continue to shine through you and your family. Please know that I wish I could be with you today, and my healing thoughts and prayers are with you all. Find strength in the lifetime of memories you created together! Love and miss you!

Tammy Haynie (Blake)

July 10, 2019

Penny, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom and dad want me to let you know that your parents meant the world to them. My dad really wanted to attend Friday but my mom is not doing well.
Love and prayers,
Harold and Callie Blake

Jim Murdock Jr

July 10, 2019

I was blessed to meet and soon become good friends with Jim Hostetter right after returning home from serving in the Army during the Vietnam war. I knew of him through the friendship he had with our company and the good friendship he shared with my dad. Mr. Hostetter "took me under his wing" and taught me so much about how to deal with people, good and bad, and I quickly grew to have such a deep respect for him. He was so much more than just a man I knew, he was a teacher, one who listened to my side of things and always gave me good advice. Hoppy just seemed to be there when I needed a friend. I miss him. Having said that, he also was lucky enough to find an angel right here on earth that stole his heart and in return she certainly was his strength, his true friend, help in time of need, his support through thick and thin, always there to help him through all of his struggles and problems and she always loved him deeply all the way through 63 years of marriages ups and downs. Mrs. Hostetter was a true woman, wife, mother, friend and to many she was what a true neighbor really was. I always teased Hoppy about not buying her any glasses, and he would laugh and come back with a comment like "your wife must be totally blind, but mine has perfect vision." Hoppy and I always parted with a handshake and a smile. Women, wives, mothers and friends don't come along like her much anymore, but she left a footprint of love, kindness and a pathway to follow, that was just the way she was. Rest well and tell Hoppy we'll all be together soon. Thank you God for bringing two wonderful people like this into my life and the example they gave to go by. Jimmy they were so proud of you, and you have done so well. I am now a Gideon, and Barbara and I will be sending Bibles in your mothers memory, you will be receiving a card. God Bless you and yours!
Jim Murdock Jr.
Psalms 121:1-8

Rosella Carte Trail

July 8, 2019

Penny and Jim: Your Mom was a very special woman and she and my Mom were great friends. I am so sorry to learn of her death. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

cindy feazell

July 5, 2019

Penny, I am so very saddened to hear of the crossing over of your dear sweet mother..May The Lord give you comfort in this time or sorrow. Mrs. H. was so very nice to me. I thought the world of your parents..

Judith Pennington

July 3, 2019

Jim. I came home to visit my mother and heard the sad news about your mother. Want you to know that I am thinking of you and your famiy. It's so hard to loose a mother. Love to you and yours.