Dorris J. Stevenson

Dorris J. Stevenson

WHITE STONE—Dorris Jean Stevenson of White Stone died on December 17, 2019.

Born January 21, 1919, in New Orleans, La., Dorris Jean was the daughter of J.W. and Sadie Watkins Hinson, and grew up in New Orleans, La. and Marianna, Fla.

She attended North Avenue Presbyterian School in Atlanta, Ga., and Sophie Newcomb College (at that time The Women’s College of Tulane University). She graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

Dorris greatly admired the arts and her favorite pastimes when young were horseback riding and swimming.

She was employed by the Florida Department of Social Services in the Sarasota and Arcadia offices where she later became an administrator. She also worked as a social worker in New York City while living for a time in Hartsdale, N.Y. More recently, she resided in Thomasville, Ga., before moving to White Stone where she has lived for the past 14 years.

Dorris was married to the late Frederick M. Stevenson, a decorated World War II bomber pilot.

She is survived by her son, Frederick M. Stevenson Jr. as well as her daughter, Diana S. de Saavedra and her son-in-law, Daniel A. Saavedra.

She is buried at St. Mary’s Whitechapel in Lancaster.