Dora Elizabeth Wyatt James Willis

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2023

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Dora Elizabeth Wyatt James Willis, 86, passed away on Aug. 14, 2023. She was the daughter of James Finnie Sr. and Elizabeth Ray Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Thomas “Runt” Willis; son, Glenn James; three brothers, James Finnie Wyatt Jr. (Deloris), Richard “Budlee” Wyatt (Peggy), Shelton Wyatt and Mike Wyatt (Mary); two sisters, Ora Jean Jernigan and Brenda Byrum; son-in-law, Perry Worrell Sr. and beloved dog, Cooter. 

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Clayton James (Carla) and Calvin James; daughter, Lorraine Worrell; grandchildren, Beth Ann James, Perry “PJ” Worrell (AnnMarie) and Peyton James; great-granddaughter, Toryn Green; one brother, Ernest “PeeWee” Wyatt; one sister, Iris “Butch” Jones; in-laws, Lynda James Jewett, Linda and Wayne Byrum, Virginia James Butts, and Susan and Bill Phelps; numerous special nieces and nephews, lifelong cherished friends, and her pet roommate, Ava.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Tim Rawls officiating. Friends may join the family for a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations may be made to Suffolk Humane Society. Condolences may be registered online at

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