Dorothy Taylor Galliher

Posted at 6:09 PM on Feb 10, 2019


Dorothy Taylor Galliher, 88, of Statesville, N.C., died Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House. Born in Iredell County on November 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Everette Taylor and Katie Compton Taylor.

Mrs. Galliher was a member of South River Baptist Church. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and reading. She also enjoyed camping, time with her family and gospel music. She was a faithfull, loving and committed mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She taught Sunday school for many years at Calvary Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Gilbert Galliher. She retired from King’s Department Store as a department manager.

Survivors include her children, Ann Gettys, Kathy Johnson (Randy), and Gilbert Randall Galliher (Mary). Also surviving are a brother, James Taylor (Vivian), 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Lastly, she is survived by her two beloved cats, Sox and Gray.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at South River Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Thompson officiating. She will lie in state at the church for thirty minutes prior to the service and burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends Monday at Nicholson Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m.

Condolences may be sent online to the family to

Memorials may be given to the Missions Fund of South River Baptist Church, 2659 South Chipley Ford Road, Statesville, NC 28625; Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; or to the Missions Fund of Western Ave. Baptist Church, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

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