Dorry Jane Bray Honeycutt, age 82, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away peacefully October 1, 2020, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Surry County, N.C., on November 30, 1937, to the late Christopher Columbus Bray and Mattie Nelson Bray. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lewis A. Honeycutt; sons, Eric Hanes and Barry Honeycutt; daughter, Lori Hanes; and brother, Larry Bray.

Dorry graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1959 from City Hospital School of Nursing. She loved caring for others and had a passion for being a nurse, which led her to open Health Services Unlimited home health care and retire after a 52-year career. She loved the beach, collecting sea shells, mining gems, gardening, flowers, animals and infants. Dorry was a lady of faith and a member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was devoted to her family, especially enjoying her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Heather Elliott and husband Robert and Cerise Hauschild and husband Peter; son, Stuart Hanes and wife Leah; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brothers, William Bray, David Bray and Buddy Bray; sister, Fairy Brast (Lester); sister-in-law, Merel Bray; best friend of 65 years, Jean Riddle; special friends, Kim Sells, Minnie Safely and Jeanne Joyner; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Nicholson Funeral Chapel, 135 E. Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677. Burial will follow at North End Cemetery in Harmony, NC.

The family would like to thank the staff Hospice of University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee for their compassionate care of Mrs. Honeycutt.

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