Sue Olive Dossett Skinner "Sue" departed this life on October 23. 2014. Sue was one of five children born to Ural Morrison Dossett and Nellie Long Dossett. Sue was born and raised in Henderson County, Kentucky and attended Smith Mills Elementary School. She was graduated from Corydon High School and was later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics. Subsequently, Sue spent a year in Finland as a part of the International Farm Youth Exchange Program. In 1952, Sue came to Warren County to serve as a home demonstration agent with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. In Warrenton she met William T. Skinner, III and they were married in 1953 at the Warrenton Baptist Church. Sue continued her service with the extension service and was very active with the 4-H program until 1959, when she left to become a homemaker and have two sons: William Thomas Skinner, IV in 1960 and John Little Clay Skinner in 1964.
In 1966, Sue returned to serve as school food supervisor and planner for the Warren County Public Schools. Sue remained in this position until 1969 when she became the home economics teacher at Littleton High School. Sue remained as a home economics teacher with the Warren County School system after the closing of Littleton High School in 1975. She taught at Norlina High School and John Graham High School and continued teaching at the newly created and consolidated Warren County High School. In the interim, Sue was graduated from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University with master's degrees in Education and Education Administration. In her last few years before retiring in 1992, Sue served as vocational supervisor for the Warren County Schools.
Sue was an avid genealogist and was a member of the Warren Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She also served as State Regent of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. Sue was also an avid member of the Littleton Womens' Club and helped in the effort in restoring Person's Ordinary and which recently resulted in the transfer of Person's Ordinary to the Littleton Women's Club. Sue was also a member of the Jamestowne Society and several other similar historical clubs and organizations. Sue enjoyed singing, painting and flowers and serving the people of Warren County and others in public and private capacities.
Sue is survived by her two sons, a daughter-in-law, Christina Burton Skinner, four dear grandchildren: William T. Skinner, V, Hannah Temperance Skinner, John Charles Burton Skinner and Christopher Watkins Skinner. Sue is also survived by several dear nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Diana Merrill.
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Visitation will be at Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27 at 1:00 PM at the Littleton Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Kevin Brunk officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Littleton where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.
Flowers are welcome, or, in lieu thereof, donations may be made to the Littleton Womens' Club, the Littleton Presbyterian Church, the Warren County Rescue Squad and the Littleton Volunteer Fire Department.
Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton and online condolences may be made at www.blaylock fh.com