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Dorothy Lee “Dottie” Gallagher

    Dorothy Lee “Dottie” Gallagher, 85, of Pikeville and formerly of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Odenton, Maryland died on November 6, 2010.

    She was born a Native American Lumbee Indian in Lumerton, North Carolina. She left North Carolina in her teens and came to Baltimore Maryland to work at Bendix Radio after World War II. Later she moved to Odenton, Maryland where she worked at the Gold Flame (now Perry’s) restaurant. She stated many times that it was the best job she ever had and loved her customers.

    She is preceded in death by two husbands, Francis L. Gallagher (married for 27 years) and Rober F. Clatterbuck (married for 25 years).

    She was a mbmer of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, Post 160. She wanted everyone to know that she had a great life and loved her family, friends and her wonderful nurses Christy, Bradley, Thelma and her devoted caregivers Rhonda, Angie, Amy, Charity, Grace, Roni, Steph, and Sarah very much.

    Surviving are three children Frances L. Jones, William L. Gallagher and Larua L. Arner; grandchildren William R. Gallagher, Thomas E. Jones, and Wendy E. Sullivan; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    Visitation was held at Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville on November 8, then in Odenton, Maryland on November 10.

    Services will be held at the Donaldson Funeral Home in Odenton, Maryland on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.

    In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Pikeville SDA Church Pathfinder Club.

    Online condolences can be made at

    Arrangements were made by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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