Mrs. Catherine Morrison Dillehay, 89, of 200 Stacy Avenue, Hamlet died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Hospice Haven in Rockingham. She was born September 2, 1923 in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Malcolm and Mamie Floyd Morrison.
Mrs. Dillehay was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet. She was a retired bookkeeper, having maintained the records of her husband’s auto repair business in Hamlet for twenty two years. Prior to this, Mrs. Dillehay was a medical secretary with Dr. Joe Robinson in Hamlet and UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. During World War II, she worked as a secretary with the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC. Mrs. Dillehay had been a member of the Hamlet Women’s Club and Hamlet Garden Club.
The family will receive and visit with friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 pm at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet and other times at the home.
Mrs. Dillehay is survived by her husband of seventy years, Austin Dillehay; four grandchildren, Mike Booker of Dahlonega, GA, Chris Booker of Waxhaw, Jackie Booker of Atlanta, GA and Marc Bowen of Hamlet; four great grandchildren, Austin Booker, Josh Booker, Taylor Whitley, and Christopher Whitley; two sisters, Ruth McDaniel of Hamlet and Sara Greathouse of Clinton, MD; two brothers, Alex Morrison and Archie Morrison, both of Hamlet. Mrs. Dillehay was preceded in death by two daughters, Anne Dillehay Booker and Susan Dillehay Bowen.
Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US Hwy 1 N., Rockingham, NC 28379 or First United Methodist Church, 300 Charlotte St., Hamlet, NC 28345.
Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is assisting the Dillehay family. Online condolences may be sent to www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com