Leola (Ola Mae) Dollar Emory

August 28, 1930 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Leola (Ola Mae) Dollar Emory, 93, of Marshall passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2023.  Born August 28, 1930 in Durham County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Tessie Dollar.  She was a graduate of Durham High School and retired from both Exide Electronics and Northern Telecom Inc. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church before moving to Marshall, NC. Of her many enjoyments in life playing the piano and organ, cooking a good country meal, baking birthday cakes, and making sure that no one went hungry were her among her favorites.  However, nothing compared or was more important to her than her relationship with her Lord and taking care of her family. From cooking to sewing she did everything she could to make sure her family’s needs were met. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James Brent Emory; son and his spouse, Derle Brent Emory and Maureen Emory; and brother, Linwood Dollar.  Surviving are her children, Marilyn Heiser and her spouse, Richard, Edenton, NC, Joel Emory and his partner, Helen Pittman, of Black Mountain, NC; and Brian Emory and his spouse, Julie, of Marshall, NC; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2023 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham, NC with Rev. E. Hugh O’Shields.

















































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