Dorothy Jean King

Dorothy Jean King, 74, passed away Oct. 5, 2020, at Cox Medical Center South in
King was born July 24, 1946 to Clinton and Lois (Meritt) King of Boaz. She grew up
on the family farm with her many siblings. She was a 1964 graduate of Clever
High School. She worked for several years at both Netters Department Store in
Springfield, and Hagale Industries in Ozark.
On Dec. 29, 1967, King was united in marriage to Loren Maggard of Oldfield. They
resided in Oldfield where they raised their three children Lisa, Leslie, and Lee.
King was saved at a young age at Union City Nazarene Church. As an adult she
became a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing at
church and attending singings at local country churches.
King was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: James King, Gary King,
and Roy King; sisters Connie Vaughan and Nelda Salkil, a brother-in-law Rick
Salkil, and nephews Aaron King and Richard Crume.
King is survived by her aunt Wilma Ridinger, uncle Paul Meritt, three brothers and
their spouses: Wayne and Cookie King, Ray and Patty King, and Ralph and Soni
King, and one sister-in-law Linda King, two daughters Lisa Ellison and Leslie
Maggard, one son and spouse Lee and Chelsea Maggard, five grandchildren and
their spouses, eight great-grandchildren, and many special nieces, nephews,
relatives and friends.
Visitation was Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 from 6-8 pm in Meadors Funeral Home,
Clever. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. in the Meadors
Funeral Home, Clever. Burial followed in Frazier Cemetery, Boaz. Online
condolences can be made at


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