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Dorris Shuford Sharp

Dorris Shuford Sharp

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Dorris Shuford Sharp, age 88, passed away on April 9, 2012, in Clovis, New Mexico.
Dorris was born on August 18, 1923, in Carroll County to John Henry and Henrie (McCollum) Shuford. She grew up and attended college in Tennessee. Dorris married Tasso Houston Sharp on April 5, 1943, in Gibson County. Dorris and Tasso raised their family in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. After retiring, they moved to Greenfield. Dorris was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Greenfield, the very church her husband was baptized in. The past nine years, Dorris has lived in the Portales/Clovis area to be close to her daughters and sons-in law.
Dorris is survived by her husband, Tasso Sharp; three daughters: Nancy Ann Foley of Clovis, New Mexico, Karen Elizabeth (Dr. Lon) Alexander of Portales, New Mexico and Susan Ellen (Edd)  Matheny of Farmington, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Daniel (Aubrey) Alexander, Michaela Alexander and Jason (Danielle) Stoltz; six great-grandchildren, Jaden, Chloe and Mia Alexander; Jocelyn and Jackson Stoltz and Kash Matheny; nieces, Dorris Ann Bell, LeMon McCartney and Wendy Henry; nephews, Jim and Bill Denton, Stephen Sharp and Wallace Shuford; brother-in-law, Winfred Sharp; several wonderful great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews .
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Hulen and John Wayne Shuford; sister: LaVerne Denton; grandson: Chad Matheny; son-in-law: Harry Foley and sisters-in-law: Montess Robertson, Maggie Shuford, Sally Sharp and brother-in-law: Ted Denton.
Memorial Services will be held in late spring at Cool Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lavinia. The exact date will be announced online at and in The Weakley County Press, the Dresden Enterprise and Carroll County News Leader.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico  (575) 763-5541. You may also sign the online guest registry at

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