Dorothy J. Clow

Published 1:05 pm Monday, November 1, 2010

Franklin – Dorothy Johnson Clow, 78, passed away October 31, 2010 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was born in Isle of Wight County, a daughter of the late Gladys PIland and Herbert C. Johnson, Sr., and was the widow of Ernest W. Clow and was predeceased by her first husband, Johnnie Lee Rawls, Sr. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Herbert C. Johnson, Jr. and David Dalton Johnson. Mrs. Clow was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Suffolk and was a retired quality control manager for A & P Nut Processing Company in Suffolk after 27 years service. She was one of the first researchers at the VPI Research Center in Holland.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter JoAnne Rawls Harrell (Walter) of Suffolk; her son, Johnnie L. Rawls, Jr. (Ina) of Franklin; four grandchildren, James Michael Walker, Ashley Rawls, Amanda Rawls; Perry Rawls Harrell; and four great-grandchildren, Amber Walker, James Walker, Jr., Cody Brown; Ashlyn Brown; one sister, Elizabeth Shumate of Wytheville; and one brother, Alan C. Johnson of San Antonio, TX.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p. m. Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Basil L. Ballard officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Lawn Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home.