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Dorothy May Heiss

Dorothy May Heiss, 85, of Martinsville, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at home. She was born January 19, 1932, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late James Paul and Stella A. Harrison McNary. She was a homemaker and effectively ran her church’s thrift shop and sang in the choir. Dorothy was of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband William H. Heiss, IV and a brother, James F. McNary.

Mrs. Heiss is survived by her “three boys” and spouses, James Edward and Nancy Heiss of Flushing, NY, Robert Allen and Nongnuch Heiss of Plainview, NY, and John Charles and Mary Anne Heiss of Martinsville; one sister, Betty Jean Lippold of Los Angeles, CA and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Kendall and Daniel Heiss of Martinsville.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at Wellspring Fellowship with Pastor John Heiss officiating. The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery in New York on Thursday April 20.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wellspring Fellowship, 590 DuPont Road, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Wright Funeral Service is serving the Heiss family. On Line condolences may be made at

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