Dorothy Ann Bird

August 25, 1934April 14, 2020

Dorothy Ann Bird, 85, of Greeneville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at her home.

She was a retired employee of Laughlin Memorial Hospital, serving 46 years as a unit secretary on 4 east.

Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law: Diana and Joe Malone of Greeneville; one son and daughter-in-law: Doyle Edward and Reba Bird of Greeneville; four grandchildren and spouses: Matthew Bird Malone and Cassie, Jeff Bird and Chasity, Allen Bird and Jennifer, and Jackie Wolfinbarger and Paul; eight great grandchildren: Jocelyn and Evelyn Malone, Kaylee Fincher, Bryson Bird, Sydni Bird, Tabatha Oliver, Randa Norton, Shane Morris and William Morris; eight great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Steve and Minnie Bird and Bobby Gene and Wanda Lee Wilhoit; and other sisters-in-law: Mary June Broyles, Joyce Bird and Helen Jones.

She was the daughter of the late James Chapman and step-father: General Dixon; and her mother: Minnie Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband: Doyle R. Bird; two sisters: Helen Richards and Lucille Parton; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

There will be a private family viewing with a private graveside service at River Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Sauls officiating.

A special thanks to the nurses and staff of Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River Hill Cemetery Association, c/o Wayne Phillips, 145 Rolling Hills Road, Greeneville, TN 37743; or to Horse Creek Mission, c/o Tammy Penley, 228 Cassi Road, Chuckey, TN 37641.


  • Diana Malone (Joe), Daughter
  • Doyle Edward Bird (Reba), Son
  • Matthew Bird Malone (Cassie), Grandchild
  • Jeff Bird (Chasity), Grandchild
  • Allen Bird (Jennifer), Grandchild
  • Jackie Wolfinbarger (Paul), Grandchild
  • Jocelyn and Evelyn Malone, Great Grandchildren
  • Kaylee Fincher, Great Grandchild
  • Bryson Bird, Great Grandchild
  • Sydni Bird, Great Grandchild
  • Tabatha Oliver, Great Grandchild
  • Randa Norton, Great Grandchild
  • Shane Morris, Great Grandchild
  • William Morris, Great Grandchild
  • Steve and Minnie Bird, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law
  • Bobby Gene and Wanda Lee Wilhoit, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law
  • Mary June Broyles, Sister-in-law
  • Joyce Bird, Sister-in-law
  • Helen Jones, Sister-in-law
  • James Chapman, Father (deceased)
  • General Dixon, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Minnie Dixon, Mother (deceased)
  • Doyle R. Bird, Husband (deceased)
  • Helen Richards, Sister (deceased)
  • Lucille Parton, Sister (deceased)
  • She also leaves eight great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.


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Becky Surgenor

April 19, 2020

So sorry to hear about Dorthey... I worked with her at Laughlin until her retirement. She was a precious lady!!

Brenda Harrison

April 18, 2020

Dorothy was like a mom to me for many years. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother and loved by many people. My prayers go out to Diana, Joe & Matthew as well as all her family members. My family and Dorothys family have enjoyed many days together until time and different paths of life kept us apart. Ms Dorothy you will be missed so much, there was never any doubt as to what your family meant to you, especially Diana. Love you all. Rest In Peace Ms Dorothy!❤️❤️💔💔

Cindy and Charles Fisher

April 17, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I know you shared a special bond with your mother . Our prayers will be with you during this difficult time.

Janet Smith

April 17, 2020

I worked with Dorothy at Laughlin Memorial Hospital when we were both nursing assistants. She was a wonderful person and a great coworker! Little did we know then that her grandson Allen would marry my daughter Jennifer! May she rest in peace! Many hugs and prayers for the family!

Mr. & Mrs. Ted Lane Bryant

April 17, 2020

Dear Dee & Joe Malone,
May God give you strength and peace while you are going through this loss. The loss of a mother cuts a deep place in a heart. But always keep the thought of this is not a final “Good Bye” this is TILL WE MEET AGAIN IN HEAVEN.

If there is anything we can do to help you in this time of sorrow, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

God Bless and Keep Your Family in the Center of His Hands,
Ted Lane & Carla

Jennifer Crum

April 17, 2020

Miss Dorothy was a wonderful lady who touched many lives. She also taught me so much when I was starting out at Laughlin. She will be missed and was loved and appreciated by many.

Cathy Walker

April 16, 2020

I worked with Dorothy for many years and always liked her. Have fond memories of her and many others.

Deborah Fox

April 16, 2020

Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. May God hold and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. We love you very much.

Sorry for your loss,
Ed, Deborah Fox & Family

Ruthie Gentry

April 16, 2020

So sad to hear of your mother's passing my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love Mamaw Ruthie

Tracy Franklin

April 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She had to be a great woman to have raised such a fine son as you. Please know that I am here if you need anything.