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Dorothy Rector

Dorothy Rector, age 89, of Fauquier County, VA, passed away Friday. March 15, 2013, at the Culpeper Health and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy was born May 9, 1923, in Rappahannock County to Lawrence E. “Billy” Johnson and Eva Love Beahm. She was a member of Chester Gap Baptist Church and enjoyed socializing with family and friends. Along with her late husband, Lyle, she was the owner / operator of Rector’s Store in Flint Hill from 1949 – 1966.

Surviving relatives are the children; Becky Burke of Washington, VA, Eleanor James and her husband Donald of Culpeper,VA, Raye Rector of Sperryville, siblings; Kate Johnson Partlow of Alexandria, VA, Allen D. Johnson of New Market, VA, Mary Elizabeth Johnson Clatterbuck of Arlington, VA, grandchildren; Nathan Burke, Rachel Chintala, Patty Atkins, Rebecca Tupper Thompson, Chase Tupper, Natalie Tupper and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, her husband, Raymond Lyle Rector, siblings; Robert, Carson and Louise Johnson, and grandson, Neil Burke and infant son precede her in death.

The family received friends from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, March 18, 2013 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held in the Clore-English Funeral Home chapel Tuesday,March 19, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor James “Jimmy” Burke officiating. Interment will follow in Sperryville Cemetery. All in attendance are invited to gather at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church for light fare provided by the family.

Memorial contributions should be made to the Orlean Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 15, Orlean, VA 20128.

Online condolences may be offered by visiting clore-english.com. Clore-English Funeral Home is handling these arrangements.

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