Dorothy Marie Austin Claiborne, 87, of 500 Cramer Mountain Road, Cramerton, North Carolina and formerly of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Stanley Total Living Center, Stanley, North Carolina. Mrs. Claiborne was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Dallas McKinley and Rosa Shelby Austin. Mrs. Claiborne was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church, Cadiz, Kentucky where she was an adult Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Claiborne is survived by one son, Robert A. Claiborne, Sr. and wife Eleanor of Belmont, North Carolina; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Cadiz, Kentucky with a graveside service to be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Mrs. Claiborne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James J. Claiborne, Jr.; son, Harold Edward Claiborne; two brothers, William Austin, Douglas Austin; sister, Bess Clardy.
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