Dorothy Lipe McClain Hager, 97, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She was born in Iredell County, on November 21, 1924, to the late Abraham Cornelius and Annie Beaver Lipe.

In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Junith McClain and Robert “Bill” Hager; Mary Tiny Caves, (Mr. Hager’s daughter); sisters, Mary Bass, Minnie Lipe, Betty Poole and Ruby Wilhelm; brothers, David “Bud,” Johnny, Otis, Leonard “Sam”, Edward “Keever”, Roy and Brady Lipe.

She was a homemaker. Dorothy was a member of Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Hickerson, Sudie Bass and Tamra McClain; grandchildren, Paul and Todd Hickerson, Eddie Bass and Anna Portella; and great-grandchildren, Brianna, Brooke, Conner, Sierra Hickerson and Crissy Bass.

Services will be held on June 20 at 12 noon in the Chapel of Cavin-Cook Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Pitts officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Burial will follow the service in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Troutman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC 28117.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Hager family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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