Dorla Key Hood

June 5, 2019


Mrs. Dorla (Key) Hood of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee, having attained the age of 83 years, 5 months, and 5 days. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 31, 1935, the daughter of Sellie Vanis and Naomi Webbie (Guthrie) Key. She was of Baptist faith, a member of Grace Union Baptist Church, and a Kitchen Manager for Cumberland County High School. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Taylor "Spud" Hood, whom she married Monday, November 17, 1952, son, Joe Hood, and brother, Walter P. Key. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (and Walter) Brown of Livingston, Tennessee, siblings, Wildon L. Key of Louisville, Kentucky, Nada (Key) Groce and Becky Rush, both of Burkesville, Kentucky, sister-in-law, Carolyn M. Key of Louisville, Kentucky, granddaughter, Dr. Laura Hood, and very special adopted grandson, Jimmy Sherfield. The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, with Bro. James Shenko and Bro. Craig Green officiating. Special music and singing by Bobby Polston, Chris Lee, and Teresa Randolph. Burial was in the Gaines Hill Cemetery in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Casket Bearers were Mark Key, Jimmy Sherfield, Matthew Hood, Keith Anderson, Steve Hurt, Bret Livingston, Curtis Livingston, and Daryl Davis. In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated to Gaines Hill Cemetery, c/o Patricia Brown (112 Jaybird Drive, Livingston, Tennessee 38570). Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.

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