---- — Mary Mae Dobbs, age 80, of Dix, passed away 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.
Mary was born in Bartlesville, Okla. on Feb. 11, 1933, the daughter of John Earl and Lola (McClintock) Jones. She first married Billie Dean Modlin and he preceded her in death on June 6, 1993. She later married Lee Dobbs on Aug. 10, 2000, and he survives in Dix.
Mrs. Dobbs was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.
Mary owned and operated the Dix Flower Shop until retirement. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Eastern Star 233.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Dobbs of Dix; daughter, Rosemary Eidson of Dix; two step-daughters, Jodi Dobbs of Dix and Janalee Lampp of Mt. Vernon; son-in-law, Eddie James McPherson of Vincennes, Ind.; two granddaughters, Lindsey McPherson and Christy Stafford and husband Josh, both of Vincennes, Ind.; grandson, Ryan Eidson of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Donald Jones of Terra Haute, Ind. and Dale Jones and wife Nina of Dix; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Billie Dean Modlin; and daughter, Deborah Mae McPherson.
Funeral services for Mary Mae Dobbs will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Merle Fullerton officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Friends may call at Newell Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday with Eastern Star Rites to be conducted at 7 p.m.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for online obituary and online condolences.