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Dorothy Mae Rhoton Qualls

February 24, 1934 — October 9, 2023

Duffield, VA


Dorothy Mae Rhoton Qualls – Duffield, VA

~They take comfort in knowing that through Faith in Christ that they, one day at God’s appointed time, will be reunited to live with Christ forever in the Holy city of New Jerusalem. ~

Dorothy Mae Rhoton Qualls, 89, was born February 24, 1934, in Clinchport, VA, and went to sleep in the arms of Jesus October 9, 2023.

She was a wife, mom, mamaw, great-mamaw, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Dorothy was a teacher to many students in Scott County, VA and retired in July 2003.

She taught her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren many cherished, precious values-to be courteous, be honest, be respectful, to be themselves, and to always look for the best in others.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Frank Qualls, August 28, 2023, after 73 years of marriage; her parents Marvin K. and Virgie Jane Clendenin Rhoton; brother, Ulyes Rhoton; and son-in-law, Johnny R. Baker.

Surviving are her children, Peggy (Forrest) Giles, Donnie (Susan) Qualls, Barbara Qualls Baker, David (Karen) Qualls, and Danny (Cathy) Qualls; grandchildren, Mark (Norelle) Giles, Amy (Jason) Brice, Joe (Courtney) Qualls, Amanda (Barry) Wolfe, Jason (Brittany) France, Josh (Tabitha) France, Adrian (Marcus) Adams, Adam (Emily) Qualls, and Wesley Qualls; great-grandchildren, Rowan Giles, Eli Brice, Parker Qualls, Hudson Qualls, Carter Wolfe, Max Wolfe, Ella Kate Wolfe, Emilie France, Andrew France, Braydon Britt, Henry France, Jackson Adams, and Jordan Adams; sisters, Rebecca (Sis) Jones, Darlene (Don) Castle; brother, Bruce (Charlotte) Rhoton; sister-in-law, Imogene (Qualls) Jennings; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11-1p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Chuck Grimm officiating. The Hood Singers will provide the music.

Graveside services will follow at the Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.  

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

An online guest register is available for the Qualls family at

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gene Falin Memorial Chapel

136 Beech St, Gate City, VA 24251

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Graveside Service

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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