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Dolly Thrift

January 24, 1941 — March 1, 2023

Dolly W. Thrift, age 82, of Urbanna, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly Wednesday, March

1, 2023. She is survived by her two sons, Mark Thrift of New Kent, and James B. “Jim” Thrift;

five grandchildren, Ryan and his wife, Ashley, Audrey, Brandon, Aaron, and Emma Thrift, all of

Sarasota, FL.; one brother, Don Wilson and his wife, Pat W. of Newark, CA; three nieces, Bev

Wilson of Winston-Salem NC., Linda Baya of Martinsville, and Karen Owens of Richmond; two

nephews, Scott Wilson of Martinsville, and Kenneth W. Owens and his wife, Linda of Richmond;

sister-in-law Louise T. Owens of Richmond; and brother-in-law Richard Chenery of Richmond.

Dolly was never seen around town without a smile on her face, and was a friend to everyone

she met. She was active in the community and helped to establish the Syd Thrift Athletic

Complex at Middlesex High School. She enjoyed 50s music, causing mayhem with her high

school friends, and telling anyone who would listen about her grandchildren. Most importantly,

Dolly was a woman of unwavering faith. Finally, after spending many years on the road with her

late husband, she settled down in Urbanna–her forever home. Funeral services will be held at 2

PM on Friday, March 17, 2023 at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.

Reception to follow at Virginia Street Cafe, Urbanna. Memorial gifts may be made to Virginia

Special Olympics, 3212 Skipwith Rd., Ste. 100, Richmond, Va., 23294.
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Friday, March 17, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel

15 C F Edwards Lane, Saluda, VA 23149

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