The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


May 24, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, May 24, 2012


— Doris Jean Paris Shockey

Mrs. Doris Jean Paris Shockey of Fayetteville died May 19, 2012, at Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Sanford, Fla., she was the daughter of Scottish immigrants, the late Peter and Jean Ann Milne Paris. She also was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Dennis Eye, and brother-in-law, James Arden Gravely.

At an early age, she and her family moved to Fayette County.

Mrs. Shockey received her education at Fayetteville High School, Roanoke Business College, Marshall University and West Virginia University. For 44 years she worked in the educational field, first as an elementary school teacher and the last 20 years as a specialist/supervisor for the Fayette County Board of Education.

In 1997, she was honored at The Greenbrier as one of seven outstanding Reading/Language Arts supervisors in West Virginia. She was a trainer of trainers for the drug program, “Here’s Looking at You, 2000” and “Writing to Read.”

She was a member of Fayette County Retired School Employees, the Red Hat Society, the Angel Group, Fayette County Study Club, Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Outstanding Women Educators, Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, and the Ladies Circle. Known for her inspirational devotions, she often was asked to speak at several of these civic organizations.

Surviving: her daughters, Bonnie Hill and husband Howard, and Jacqueline Eye, both of Teays Valley; son, David Shockey of Oak Hill; sister, Catherine Gravely of Oak Hill; and her granddaughters, Andrea Thornton of Teays Valley and Katherine Eye of Huntington.

Funeral services were May 23 at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, with Rev. Greg Stone officiating and Pastor Richard Allen assisting. Burial followed at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

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Arrangements by Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville.

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