Dorothy Ann Rupard Baity, age 70 of Taylorsville passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at Gordon Hospice House, after a brief illness.

She was born, in Iredell County, to the late General Lee and Grace Caroline Jarvis Rupard on, November 21st, 1946.

She was a homemaker, and retired from Zimmer Medical Products as a sewer. Dorothy was member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Baity Stikeleather, one brother, Charles A. Rupard and a sister, Irene Rupard Paggett.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Jerry Dale Baity of the home, son-in-law, Lynn C. Stikeleather, of Taylorsville and daughter, Peggy Baity Wike of Taylorsville. One brother, James and wife Norma Rupard of Statesville and two sisters, Opal Rupard of Statesville, Linda Call and husband David of Mocksville, NC survive along with four grandchildren, Steven Stikeleather and girlfriend Laura Fredell of Taylorsville and Jeri, Mattie and Jacob Wike all of Hiddenite. Three great grandchildren, Dawsyn, Jaxton and Kynleigh Stikeleather all of Taylorsville survive along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 pm Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2600 Old Mtn. Road, Hiddenite, NC. Rev. Brian Eades and Rev. Tommy Lambert will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00-3:00 pm at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Gideons International Taylorsville Camp, PO box 517, Taylorsville,NC 28681.

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