WEST POINT — Dorothy Jean Kerr, 87, died Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence. Services are today at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, EPC, with the Rev. Steve Davis officiating. The body will lie in state from 1 p.m. until service. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Kerr was born March 6, 1925, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Lottie Beatrice Johnston Kerr and John Brice Kerr. She was a graduate of West Point High School in 1941 and from MSCW in 1945. She received a Master’s Degree from Mississippi State University in 1955. She taught high school mathematics for 41 years in Mississippi, New Mexico, and Utah, retiring in 1985. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, EPC, in West Point. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Martha Eileen Addkison, Julia Elizabeth Kerr and John Brice Kerr. She is survived by her sister, Frances Kerr Botsford of Benton, Ark. Pallbearers are Brice Kerr, Jim Kerr, Rick Daniel, Ryan Daniel, Rhett Daniel, Wade Willmott, Cameron Beyers, Joe Salmon and Randy Simmons. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, EPC, P.O. Box 366, West Point, MS 39773; or to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 6, 2013
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