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Ruth "Dorie" LaRock
Ruth “Dorie” LaRock

Ruth “Dorie” LaRock, 85, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 17, 2016.

Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hazel and Edith James. She was a lifelong member of Haygood United Methodist Church, founding member of Haygood Preschool, former board member and volunteer for Appalachia Service Project and a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women.

Left to cherish her memory: her husband of 61 years, Frank LaRock; daughters, Brenda Tickle and Edie Crawford and her husband, Donald; sons, Joe LaRock, Jim LaRock and his wife, Pam, and Mike LaRock and his wife, Lisa; grandchildren, Kristie, Greg, Jessica, David, Ryan, Emily, Jessica, Shawn and Jennifer, great-grandchildren, Kiley, Hunter, Cody, McKenna, Savannah, Fotini, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Maxine, Virginia and Helen.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Haygood United Methodist Church by Rev. Tammy Estep. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23455. Condolences may be offered to the family at