Doris Laverne Byerly Lathrop was born October 27, 1935, in Little Garnett, Arkansas, to Fred W. and Nettie Harrison Carrington. She was a graduate of Star City High School. She began working at Levi Strauss in Redfield and worked as a supervisor until their closing. Afterwards, she started working for the Arkansas Department of Corrections as a supervisor in the uniform department until her retirement in 1988. Doris was a member of Center Fork Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
She loved to travel and never met a stranger. She loved everyone, and everyone she met loved her in return. Doris was truly a friend to all.
She passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022, in Hot Springs at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Byerly and a son, George “Eddie” Byerly, Jr.
Doris is survived by her husband, James Lathrop, who described her as “God’s best creation” and the one who saved his life; her son, Michael Byerly of Pine Bluff; her stepson, James Lathrop, III of Spanaway, WA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 P.M. Friday, November 4, 2022, at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Home in Pine Bluff Arkansas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson and Son with Bro. Josh Stacey officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Springs Cemetery near Star City.