Obituary for Dorothy Savin Sykes of Pinehurst

Dorothy Savin Sykes, age 61, died Monday, May 22, 2023 at her home in Pinehurst.

Dorothy was a native of Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of Roy and Janet Savin. She graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in computer science and also received a master’s degree in business administration from Pfeiffer University. She was retired from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst. Dorothy was a life-long member of the Evangelical Methodist Church in Elizabeth City. She enjoyed hiking, mountain waterfalls, spending time on the beach, and playing the piano.

She is survived by her husband, David V. Sykes, her parents, Roy and Janet Savin of Elizabeth City, NC, a brother, Don Savin and wife Debbie of Raleigh, NC, 1 niece and several nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM, Friday, May 26th at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or DuPont State Forest, PO Box 218, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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