Dorothy Poling-Spencer

Dorothy Faye Poling-Spencer, 80, a resident of Salt Lick Road, Belington, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at her residence under the care of Mountain Hospice. Dorothy was born Dec. 15, 1933, in Belington, a daughter of the late Arnet B. and Maysell B. (Phillips) Simon. Dorothy was twice married, first on Sept. 22, 1951, to Marshall L. Poling, who preceded Dorothy in death on Jan. 3, 2000; secondly on May 11, 2006, to Delbert Spencer, who survives.

Also surviving, one daughter, Jayme Phillips and husband, Rickey, of Meadowville; two sisters, Carol Rogers and husband, Joe and Sylvia Autry, both of Deerfield, Ohio; one son-in-law, Robert L. Mitchell II; and two grandsons, Jayson Mitchell and Justin Mitchell.

Dorothy was preceded in death by one daughter, Marsha Faye (Poling) Mitchell.

Dorothy was the past president of Marshall Poling Trucking.

Dorothy served 15 years on the board of directors of Freedom Bank of Belington.

Dorothy was a graduate of Belington High School with the class of 1952, and also a graduate of the University of Hard Knocks.

Dorothy raised and bred Belgian and quarter horses and participated in various shows in West Virginia and surrounding states. Dorothy supported the needs of Barbour County citizens and its youth through numerous community organizations. Dorothy contributed to higher education and athletic activities at West Virginia University, Alderson-Broaddus University and the youth of Barbour County.

Dorothy was a member of Central Chapel United Methodist Church.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday, August 3, 2014, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the service hour with Pastor Rick Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Central Chapel Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at