Mrs. Dorothy Lassiter Steele, 86, passed away Aug. 20 at her home in Covington. The daughter of Elwood and Georgia Lassiter, Mrs. Steele was born in Newton County and graduated with honors from Covington High School in 1942. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she began teaching at Porterdale, where she taught fifth and sixth grades for most of her teaching career. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and carried her love for teaching into her church work, having taught Sunday school for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. She was a loving home maker and enjoyed working with flowers. Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her son Hugh Steele Jr.; parents Elwood Gray and Georgia (Salter) Lassiter; brothers E.G. Lassiter, Luke Lassiter, William Lassiter; and sister Gladys Vaughn.
Mrs. Steele is survived by her husband of 65 years Hugh Steele; daughter and son-in-law Peggy and Wayne Parrott; grandson Ben Rivers and wife Mandy; great-granddaughter Kayleigh Rivers; sister Velma Prescott, all of Covington; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Steele will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 22, at First Baptist Church in Covington, with the Rev. Len Strozier and the Rev. Jack Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in High Point Baptist Cemetery.