Dollie Merceed (Hall) Mitchell, 95, of Canadian, stepped into the arms of Jesus, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Canadian.
Services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, March 28, 2022, at the Canadian Church of Christ with Jake Perkins, Minister and Barry Hobson, officiating. Burial will follow at Independence Cemetery in Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian
For 95 years, Dollie enriched the lives of her extensive family, church, and countless others she met along the way. During her time here on this earth, she modeled strength, dignity, and graciousness. Dollie was the picture of resilience and tenderness, of independence and love, of forgiveness and compassion. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, and even in challenging times, she kept her faith and taught her family how to do the same.
Born February 14, 1927, to Carl Hall and Mattie (Allen) Hall, Dollie grew up in Oklahoma where she met her husband, Allie, while she was working as a switchboard operator. They were married June 20, 1945, in Hollis, Oklahoma, and moved to Canadian, Texas, in 1969, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Dollie was a fixture around town having worked in various jobs over the years including Planned Parenthood, The Windmill—a drive-in restaurant she and Allie owned and operated, Canadian Laundromat, and Alexander’s, among others. She also volunteered throughout her life as a Sunday school teacher, driving the Joy Bus, making pies, feeding whoever needed to be fed, and offering whatever help she could, wherever she could.
Few could rival her stubbornness, toughness, or kindness. She was a force to be reckoned with. She lived her life in love and in faith. And she was loved so deeply in return.
Dollie was preceded in death by her husband, Allie; daughter, Peggy; granddaughter, Meredith Festa; great-granddaughter, Kami Minick; great-grandson, B.J. Minick; great-grandson, Billy Wayne; and 6 brothers and 3 sisters.
She is survived by her children, Brenda Farquer and husband Richard of Canadian, Glenda Mitchell of Mangum, Oklahoma, Linda Marsh and husband Chuck of Canadian, Allie “Skip” Mitchell, Jr. of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Betty Klein and husband Curtis of Canadian, Rick Mitchell and wife Billie of Flora Vista, New Mexico; a sister, Ruth Mitchell of Glen Rose, Texas; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great- grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014