1/3/15 —— Delores “Dorsey” B. Hastings

flower 16Delores “Dorsey” B. Hastings, age 85 of Tullahoma, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 1 PM at the Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, January 2, 2015 at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home from 5 PM until 8 PM.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Lois Burger Ballard.

Delores originally worked for Southern Bell as a switchboard operator and this is where she met her husband, Bill. They were married September 03, 1949, and they remained married until Bill’s death in 2006.

During her years as a stay-at-home Mom, Delores (or Dorsey) was, first and foremost, a loving mother and wife and a kind and compassionate friend. She devoted her time to volunteer work with her children’s schools and activities. She was a member of several bowling teams and served on committees with Welcome Wagon clubs.

After caring for her dying mother, Delores began a second career as office manager and travel agent for “Travel First” in Tullahoma. She enjoyed visiting many places and meeting new friends. In the latter part of her life, Dorsey was a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother known as “Nanny”. Her warm and gentle ways will be missed by family and friends alike.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bill R. Hastings, she was was preceded in death by three brothers, Rodney, William Ollie and Ronald Louis Ballard; one sister, Juanita Brassfield; grandson, Brett Allen Hastings and one sister-in-law, Lissa Ballard.

Mrs. Hastings is survived by one son, Bill Hastings and his wife, Gwen of Tullahoma; one daughter, Linda Hastings and her husband, Tom Vowell of Manchester; three grandchildren, Jennifer Moore and her husband, Jeff of Huntsville, Jared Hastings and his wife, Martha of Kingston Springs, TN and Ryan Vowell of Manchester; five great grandchildren, Cooper and Grady Moore, Charlotte and Amelia Hastings and Alex McClure; sister-in-law, Bonnie Ballard of Hillsboro and brother-in-law, Joe Brassfield, Hillsboro.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.