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Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85

Dorothy Dellinger “Dot” Marlow, 85, of Givens Estates, Asheville, NC, died on July 18, 2017, after a brief illness. She was a native of Lincolnton, NC (born 1932) and lived in the Hendersonville area for the past 65 years.
Mrs. Marlow, a graduate of Brevard College, had a career of 26 years in banking. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hendersonville, where she taught the Alma Lee Cheves Sunday School class, and was active in the United Methodist Women and other church committees. She was active in the Henderson County community, having served as president of United Way and as a board member of the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Hendersonville Symphony, the Chamber of Commerce, the Pardee Memorial Hospital, the Pardee Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Pardee Hospital Chaplaincy Association. She also served on the Boards of Givens Estates Retirement Community, Historic Johnson Farm, and SSEACO (Vocational Solutions). She was an active volunteer at the Historic Johnson Farm and at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School. She was an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma and served as a trustee of Brevard College. She was active on committees at Givens Estates and sang in the Givens choir.
Mrs. Marlow was selected as one of Henderson County’s top 50 outstanding leaders by WHKP in 1996. She was the 1977 VFW Woman of the Year and recipient of the 2005 Sauer Charitable Leadership Award from the Henderson County Community Foundation. She was inducted into the Henderson County Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2006. Dot was awarded the Pardee Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2010 and received the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award from the WNC Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2006. She was inducted into the Brevard College Hall of Fame in 1998.
She was predeceased by her parents, Samuel Thomas Dellinger and Bertha Mae Dellinger, her husband of 47 years, Glenn C. Marlow, seven brothers and sisters, and her son-in-law, Dr. Donald R. Songer. Survivors include daughters, Valorie Marlow Songer of Columbia, SC; Glenna Marlow White and her husband, Richard A. White of Charlotte; and Dottie Marlow Kinlaw and her husband, Dr. John L. Kinlaw of Rutherfordton; a son, Jeffrey A. Marlow, and his wife, Dr. Sherri H. Marlow of Harrisburg, NC; grandchildren: Michael J. Songer (Erica), Julie Songer Belman (Travis), Avery White, Anna White, John Cobb, Jacob Kinlaw, Clare Kinlaw and Nicholas Glenn Marlow; and great-grandchildren James, Raymond, and Marlow Belman.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 22nd . The family will receive friends following the service in the Christian Life Center at the Church. A private burial will be held in Shepherd Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Dorothy Dellinger Marlow Endowed Scholarship Fund at Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 or to the Glenn Marlow Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Henderson County, P.O. Box 1108, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.