Dollye Sheridan Jeffus, age 78, of Elkhart, entered eternal rest on Sunday Morning, the 15th day of September, 2019. She was born on the 10th day of October, 1940, in Elkhart, Texas, to William Ernest Sheridan and Myrtle Rainey Sheridan.
Dollye was a true daughter of the South, who loved her family, friends and Southern heritage. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy since 1977, and served as President of the Davis-Reagan Chapter for many years. She was very proud to be the great-granddaughter of Col. A. T. Rainey of the 1st Texas Infantry. She was an expert when it came to history of the War Between the States and her family tree, and there were many times when friends and family asked her questions when looking for information. But the family that she was the most proud of was her four children. She loved them dearly. Dollye was a devoted mother to her children and wore many hats while raising them; some of these were serving as a room mother, scout leader, or anything else that would help her children as they grew up. She never wanted them to be left out when it came to being able to succeed. Dollye was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ and before retiring, worked at the Texas Animal Health Commission as a laboratory supervisor.
She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Myrtle Sheridan; husband, “Brad” Kenneth Jeffus; half-sister, Joan Sheridan Wright; and two brothers, John Sidney Sheridan and Jake Rainey Sheridan.
Dollye is survived by her children, Kerry Don Barnhart and Amye, John Brent Barnhart, William Scott Barnhart, Melissa Barnhart Johnston and Russell; brothers, Jerry William Sheridan and Jim Don Sheridan; grandchildren, Bailey Johnston Glynn and Chris, Hunter Lee Johnston and Jessica, Joseph Barnhart; great-grandchildren, Logan Jacob Glynn, Liam Eli Johnston and Oliver Wayne Johnston. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family and share memories from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 18th day of September, 2019, in the Parlor and Reflection Room of Rhone Funeral Home.
A funeral service and celebration of Dollye’s life is to be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon, on Thursday, the 19th day of September, 2019, in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Dan Manuel, Rod Skelton, David Franklin and Russell Johnston officiating. Interment will follow in Pilgrim Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Funeral services for Dollye Sheridan Jeffus are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
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