Dorothy Virginia Early


Dec. 27, 2022


Oct. 2, 1933

Dorothy Virginia Early Obituary

Dorothy “Virginia” Early, 89, of Carbon Hill went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at her residence. She was best known as Granny. Virginia was a longtime resident of Carbon Hill. She was preceded in death by her spouse of 63 years, Alford L. Early, her parents, Secrates Key and Icy B. Aldridge Key, father-and –mother-in law, Wesley A. Early and Minnie E. Brown Early, brothers-in-law, G.C. “Blue” Colburn and James Mack Nichols, sister-in-law, Pauline Key, and nephew John Franklin Key. She is survived by her son, Lynell Early and his wife Linda; granddaughter, Myra Rainey and her husband Greg; great granddaughter, Kara (Coby) Dozier, four great grandsons, Clark Vandiver, Michael (Brandy) Rainey, Garrett (Kaylia) Rainey, and Chase Rainey; three great-great grandchildren, Timber Jace Dozier, Kyleigh and Graham Rainey; four brothers, Johnnie Mack Key, Francis Scott (Tommie Lou) Key, Jerry Robert “J.R.” (Juanell) Key, Timothy “Tim” (Martha) Key; three sisters, Dorenia (Orville) Hagood, Hilda Nichols, and Wanda Colburn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives along with dear friends including her church family. A special thank you to caregivers, Wanda Colburn and Northwest Alabama Hospice. Pall-bearers are J’ Michael Key, Jerry Key, Scottie Key, Chris Key, Carlos Hagood, Ted Nichols, Andy Early, Daryl Key, David Key, and Johnny Riddlesperger.



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Date: Thursday December 29th, 2022


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