Sandra Shumate Dorton, 73 of Ripley, passed away September25, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital following a long illness.

Sandy was born April 24, 1943 at Beckley, daughter of the late Herman and Shirley Cook Shumate. She retired as an Office Manager with Century 21 Realty in Ripley and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ripley. She enjoyed the Book Club and Woman’s Club of Ripley and took great pride in helping the Community of Ripley by serving with Main Street of Ripley and the Ripley Beautification Committee.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dorton Sr.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Dorton and son-in-law Tim Alford of Milton; son Harold Dorton Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Mobile, AL; brothers Daniel Shumate and his wife Pam of Silverton and Ron Shumate and his wife Elaine of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren, Elise Steele and Ellis Dorton; her special friend whom was like a sister to her, Zella Fisher and her husband Jack, along with their children, Fonda Moore and Ginger Stephens. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Karen and Clark Winstead.

Funeral Service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will be in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 10 am until the time of service (1:00 pm) on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations in Sandy’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Ripley, 210 Cedar Lakes Drive, Ripley, WV 25271 or Main Street Ripley, P.O. Box 307, Ripley, WV 25271.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com