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Dorothy R. Justus, 78

Dorothy R. Justus, 78

Dorothy R. Justus, 78, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Elizabeth House.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Albert Buford and Dolly Elizabeth Davidson Rhodes. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Arrie Dorman Payseur Jr., three brothers: Rev. Albert Rhodes, Rev. Willard Rhodes, Donald Rhodes; and her sister, Annie Morrison.

Dorothy was the valedictorian of her senior class in high school, and attended Western Carolina University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Education. She worked as a public school teacher and a social worker.

During her later years of life, Dorothy also worked as an accountant and tax Advisor. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and artwork. A loving mother, she left an indelible mark on her family, friends and the community. She will be remembered and greatly missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her three sons, Tim Payseur and wife Vicky of Willow Spring, Rick Payseur of Columbia, S.C., Bob Payseur of Edneyville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; her brother Rev. Darrell Rhodes; her two sisters, Christine Rhodes, Wilsie Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Dan Blackwell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm, prior to the service in the chapel.

A guest book and sympathy cards are available at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life at 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.