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Local Author Dorothy Ann Ergle Willoughby, 84, Dies

The family will receive friends, today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Dorothy Ann Ergle Willoughby, 84 of Douglasville, passed away, Jan. 8. She was born May 13, 1928 in Douglasville, to the late Thomas Luther Ergle and Clara Belle Milam Ergle. She was a homemaker and mother, the best one in the world. She was of the Baptist faith.

At age 73, she wrote and published “Eight Adventures for Children,” a children’s book. She loved storytelling and was a lover of knowledge, very intellectually curious.

In addition to her parents, Thomas Luther Ergle and Clara Belle Milam Ergle, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Willoughby: sisters: Gladys, Ida Belle, Carolyn and Mary Ellen; brothers: Don and Chester.

Survivors are her sons and daughter-in-law: John David and Penny Willoughby of Douglasville, Randall Joseph Willoughby of Ballground, GA; daughter and son-in-law: Dawn Elaine and Kurt Greenlow of Douglasville; sisters: Rachael Terry and Ruth Edmondson, both of Douglasville; ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. from Hightower’s Memorial Chapel with Pastor Roger Murdock.  Interment will follow in the Barber Cemetery, Mableton.

The family will receive friends, today from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so may make contributions in memory of Mrs. Willoughby, to the Mableton Elementary School Library, 5220 Church Street, SW, Mableton, GA 30126.

You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at www.hightowersmemorial.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, Douglasville. For more information, call  770-489-2818.

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