Doris Fay (Anderson) Du Bose

October 7, 1927September 6, 2020

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, Doris (Anderson) Du Bose, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at age 92 at her home in Harker Heights, TX.

Doris was born on October 7, 1927 to Richard and Beulah (Mullens) Anderson of Burke, Texas. After graduating from Lufkin High School, she attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College for two years before marrying C. B. Du Bose (a life-long acquaintance, also of Burke) in 1947.

In 1954, Doris and C. B. bought a community grocery store in Beulah and operated it for about 30 years. Though she didn’t “take” to the job, at first, she grew to love the store and the many customers (friends) who returned her and C. B.’s love. She, C. B., and the store were vibrant parts of the community.

Doris was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, and her steadfast faith was evident in the way she lived her life. Her faith made her strong inside. When C. B. lost his feet in a tractor accident, she was his nurse, cheerleader, and comforter. With her help, and his own strength and determination, he again walked, with the aid of prostheses.

Doris was preceded in death by C. B. and siblings Louise Stockwell, James Anderson, and Helen Holcomb.

She is survived by her children, Elaine Stark (& Barry) and Thomas Du Bose; a sister-in-law, Ruby Anderson; grandchildren, Cameron Stark and Shannon Foster (& Patrick); great-grandchildren, Angelisa Stark and Robert Foster; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

Her hobbies were drinking coffee and watching wildlife—preferably, together, while sitting on a porch or in front of a window. She never wanted anyone to make a pot of coffee just for her, but she was not one to turn down a cup already made!

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, September 12, at Pine Grove Baptist Church cemetery. It is requested that attendees wear masks. Memorial donations may be made to Pine Grove Baptist Church (5632 FM 1818, Diboll, TX 75941).

Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.


  • Elaine Stark (& Barry), Daughter
  • Thomas DuBose, Son
  • Ruby Anderson, Sister-in-Law
  • Cameron Stark, Grandson
  • Shannon Foster (& Patrick), Granddaughter
  • Angelisa Stark and Robert Foster, Great-Grandchildren
  • Doris was also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, C. B. Du Bose; parents; and siblings, Louise Stockwell, James Anderson and Helen Holcomb.

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Doris Fay (Anderson) Du Bose

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Melissa McCall

September 11, 2020

Doris and C.B. were good and faithful servants of our Lord & Savior and showed it in EVERYTHING they did! They were quiet but made such an impact on the Beulah Community and in my life growing up at Pine Grove with such wonderful examples of incredible strength and love of God! They never complained and C.B. amazed us all seemingly never missing a beat after losing his feet in the tractor accident. I have so much respect and admiration for them both. They helped so many people by giving credit for gas and groceries to so many, always trusting God to lead them. I know she had a wonderful celebration being reunited with C.B. and other family members in the presence of our Lord. I'm so thankful for both of them. God Bless!

Danny Harris

September 9, 2020

C.B. and Doris were pillars of the Beulah community. They picked up us kids to take us to vacation bible school at Pine Grove. My parents, like many others in the community, had a tab at their store for years. I remember going there with Mom even before she had a driver's license. It was always fun to shop there for your favorite soft drink and snack.

Condolences to Elaine, Tom and all of the family.

Darlene Emsoff Koteras

September 9, 2020

C. B and Mrs. Doris were some of the finest people I have ever known. I have fond memories of the school bus stopping there in the afternoon and getting Coke and peanuts or chips. The store and the Du Bose family were a real asset to our small community. Elaine and Tom you have my deepest sympathy. I loved your parents so much, as did my brother Ronnie and sisters Sandra and Cheryl. God Bless You All!

Terry Thompson Easterly

September 9, 2020

My parents, Eulon "Rinky" and Mary Thompson, loved the DuBose Family as did my brother and sisters, Zane, Gail, and Mary Ann and me. Some of our favorite memories of growing up in Beulah were trips to DuBose Grocery whether on the school bus, with Granny Jessie Thompson, or our family. Mr. and Mrs. DuBose were the best!

Our condolences to Elaine and Thomas and the whole family.


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