Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe

November 24, 1932April 18, 2021

Dorothy Ann Boone Inscoe passed away and returned to heaven peacefully in the arms of her beloved Thomas Russell on April 18, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dorothy was born in Henderson, NC to Fred Richard Boone and Mary Manolia Thompson. She was devoted to family, friends, church and community.

Dorothy loved her friends and was loved by many. She was a faithful member of her church, a deacon and Sunday school teacher for 20 years and sang in the choir at the First Baptist Church in Spring Hope, NC. She also loved and attended the Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, with many other beloved friends.

Dorothy was a great seamstress; loved crafts and playing cards with friends; always a compassionate listener, and a warm and loving companion. She was an accomplished homemaker, with great taste, creating for her family and friends a beautiful, warm and comfortable home to enjoy.

Doff was chief cook and bottle washer for a gaggle of children, her own and those she inherited through marriage. She loved them all and she loved them equally. She also adopted for her own all the spouses of her children and welcomed them warmly into the family with her love, gifts, time and affection.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husbands, Gordon Turner Bobbitt, Jr and Ashby Gerald Inscoe, her mother Manolia, father Fred, and sister Jean Phillips and son Danny Gordon Bobbitt, Jr.

She is survived by daughters, Melonie Inscoe Grooms, Lily Denise Pennington, Irish Wanda Bobbitt Thomas, Karen Leonard Inscoe Benglen; sons, Bruce Ward Inscoe, Keith Warren Inscoe. Also in our beloved family grieving her loss are Tracy Warren, Dennis DuCasse, Al Benglen, Marsha Manning Inscoe, Joan Bryant Inscoe and Craig Parham. Grandchildren she is leaving behind include, Kevin James Bullard, Ashby Nicholas Bullard, Leigh Ashley Akins, Celestial Dawn Pennington, Holly Grace Pennington, Melissa Ann Inscoe, Elias Carr Inscoe II, Mollie Combs Barrett, Maggie Combs Reed, and Tanner Ward Inscoe and one great-grandchild, Savannah Scott Akins.

On May 16 at 4:00pm a Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held in Spring Hope, NC, outside on the banks of the Tar River at historic Webb’s Mill. A Reception will follow at the same location. All social distancing and necessary precautions will be taken to assure everyone’s safety.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Dorothy’s Honor can do so to the beloved NC Symphony by contacting Rebecca Watkins at 919.789.5497 or

Services provided by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh.


16 May

Celebration of Dorothy’s life

4:00 pm

Historic Webb's Mill on the Tar River

Spring Hope, NC

16 May

Memorial Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Historic Webb's Mill on the Tar River

1 Webbs Mill Rd
Spring Hope, NC 27882


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Leigh Strickland Boyette

April 26, 2021

I cannot begin to count the wonderful memories I have of this beautiful lady in her home with her family and my bestie, Denise. She always made me feel like one of the family.