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Dorris “Dotty” Alford Fry

Posted By obits On February 20, 2022 @ 8:37 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 18 Comments


Dorris Alford Fry, 89, better known as Aunt Dot, Granny, and Dotty passed away peacefully at her home on February 19, 2022, surrounded by family. She loved Roanoke Island and the Outer Banks where she lived all her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward J. Alford (Shiek) and Cora Mae Basnight; her beloved husband and father of her two children, Wayland Hannon Fry; siblings, EJ Alford (Jean), Sarah Owens, Marc Basnight (Sandy), and Della Basnight; and niece, Lisa Owens Hooper.

Dotty was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir. She attended Manteo High School and East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC). She will always be remembered for the years of serving her community with Westvaco and Dare County as the Register of Deeds. Dotty was dedicated to helping all people unconditionally. She was awarded the Manteo Citizen of the Year, served on the First Light Historical Society and was proud to have been chosen to fly on the inaugural flight of the first 747 with Lady Bird Johnson.

Dotty was a legendary figure on the Outer Banks who modeled for Aycock Brown for many years depicting her carefree spirit, love of life with that expressive smile and those captivating blue eyes. She had a natural ability to draw a crowd with her witty jokes and outrageous stories. Anyone who was lucky enough to know Dotty will have a favorite story or joke to reminisce about.

Dotty is survived by her sister, Sally Scarborough (Phil); brother, Saint Basnight (Bea); brother-in-law, Bobby Owens; two children, Hannon Fry (Lisa) and Claudia Harrington all of Manteo; four grandchildren, Colby Fry, Josie Fry, Barron Sluder (Hanna) and Bodan Harrington; four great-grandsons; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her immense love for family and friends, her grandchildren, and extended family was unparalleled. Dotty leaves us with a beautiful legacy of a life well lived.

Service will be held graveside for family and friends at Manteo Cemetery on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Dotty would want you to share a smile and a story and perhaps make a donation to the Cora Mae Basnight Children’s Ministry at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, Manteo, North Carolina.

The family would like to recognize and sincerely thank Adoration Home Health and Hospice, Dare County Home Health Caregivers, Private Duty Caregivers Jussara, Tina and Tammy, and Dare County Meals on Wheels Volunteers.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.


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Condolence from Ramona Sharber on February 20th, 2022 11:19 pm

To the Family ofDotty Fry I’m so sorry for the Loss of your Loved one God Bless you I’ve been knowing Miss Dotty for a long time. She was a Nice Lady RIP Miss Dotty Ramona

Condolence from Faye Lewark Daniels on February 21st, 2022 7:11 am

My thoughts are with you and your family at this time; may your memories bring you comfort.

“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” ~~ Eskimo Proverb

Condolence from Joe and Gloria Landino on February 21st, 2022 7:45 am

When we arrived in Manteo 61 years ago Dotty took us under her wing and made us part of her Manteo community almost instantly. Manteo has countless heroes, but in our book Dotty would top them all.

Condolence from Elizabeth Lyttle on February 21st, 2022 9:24 am

To all of Ms Dottys family I am heartbroken to hear of her passing. It was a honor to have known her and I am sure she is in heaven smiling free from any pain and smiling with her family that went on first. My favorite story was about how she married her husband. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you through this sad time.
Elizabeth Bratcher Lyttle

Condolence from Missy and Stan Newman on February 21st, 2022 10:55 am

Claudia, Hannon and family,
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet mother. Miss Dotty was a treasure and we are all fortunate to have known and enjoyed her company and wit. May your memories live forever and your love for her keep your hearts light during this time of grief. She will be remembered and missed by many. Heaven is a little brighter now.

Condolence from Sunny and Dee Briggs on February 21st, 2022 12:17 pm

We send love and prayer’s to each and every family member of Dotty’s. ” 89″ years Wow! God has given her family many years of memories, hold those memories close to your hearts and when the missing gets tough pull one out and you will find comfort!

Condolence from Aysha Apperson on February 21st, 2022 12:25 pm

My condolences to the family.
Dottie will be so missed, such a unique and lovely lady. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Condolence from Debbie Rountrey on February 21st, 2022 1:46 pm

To Hannon and Claudia and families,
Remembering “Aunt Dot” for her fun spirit, her sweet smile and big heart.

May you be comforted by good memories, love and prayers. Thinking of you all❤️

Condolence from Jeff and Lisa Whitt on February 21st, 2022 2:11 pm

What an incredible woman Dotty was. She touched so many lives and everyone loved her and her positive and uplifting spirit. She never met a stranger. She will be missed by all. Prayers to all of her family.

Jeff and Lisa Whitt

Condolence from Diana W Ramsey on February 21st, 2022 4:56 pm

She will be missed by many. Such a lovely lady. RIP Dotty

Condolence from Susan Brantley on February 21st, 2022 8:51 pm

Prayers for the family. It was a pleasure to have met Dotty. She was loved very much and will be missed.

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on February 21st, 2022 10:41 pm

Claudia, Hannon and all of the family — Thinking of each of your in your great loss. Thinking of Dotty’s many kindnesses to us all. Sincere sympathies to each of you.

Condolence from Callie Ellen on February 21st, 2022 10:53 pm

Dotty was an incredible women.I know your hearts are broken. I was so sadden to hear this . I feel another great piece of Ronoake Islands heart is gone but she will never be forgotten.Sending love to you all.

Condolence from Dorita Ballance on February 22nd, 2022 9:45 am

I was sadden to hear of Dottie’s passing .She was a well liked person who never saw a stranger and made friends with all. Prayers for all

Condolence from Sylvia Cook on February 22nd, 2022 4:40 pm

Dotty may God hold you in the palm of his hand.I will miss u so much. Hannon, Lisa, and family my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Karen L Walker on February 22nd, 2022 9:37 pm

Claudia,Hannon, Saint and family, caring thoughts to each of you. May the precious memories bring comfort now and days ahead! She was a beautiful soul! Her smile so contagious! Imagine the celebration. Prayers

Condolence from Carroll Midgett on February 24th, 2022 8:49 am

Hannon, Sorry for the loss of your mom. She always said we were 5th cousins. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Carroll Midgett, Sr.

Condolence from Judi on February 26th, 2022 11:56 am

Hannon and Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about Dottie. She was a wonderful lady whom I felt an honor to have known. Many memories of years gone by. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judi (Miller) Katz

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