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Dorothy Mae Whaley Wentz

November 29, 1926 August 21, 2019
Dorothy  Mae Whaley Wentz
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Obituary for Dorothy Mae Whaley Wentz

DURHAM: Dorothy Mae Whaley Wentz, 92, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. She was born in Durham to the late Tecie Thompson Whaley and Maggie Esther Taylor Whaley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Hampton Wentz, Sr., after 50 years of marriage and her four brothers, two sisters and all her in-laws.

Dot was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She graduated from Durham High School in 1945 and from Freewill Baptist Bible College in Nashville, TN. Dot retired from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. She loved her family and friends greatly and enjoyed crossword puzzles, gameshows, and tea parties.

Mrs. Wentz is survived by her daughter, Sondra Gayle Wentz, son, Joseph Hampton Wentz, Jr., granddogs, Winston, Cassie, Smidge, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Rev. Mark Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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6:00 PM 8/27/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

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2:00 PM 8/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

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Oak Grove Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3712 Cheek Road
Durham, NC 27704

3712 Cheek Road Durham 27704 NC
United States

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