Dorothye Hammett Steelman Corriher



Dorothye Hammett Steelman Corriher, 69, of Salisbury passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

After 20 plus years of battling different sicknesses she has gone to meet God as well as family and friends that have gone before her.

She was born on July 19, 1947 in Cabarrus County.

Her family came first and she loved them deeply. Dorothye and Butch married June 28, 1975 and had many lifelong friends. Butch and Dorothye worked together at the Salisbury Post for over 30 years as paper carriers building their route. She also worked at Rowan Memorial Hospital for over 7 years as a switchboard operator.

She was a devoted wife and mother. Tater was the center of her world and Jesse was like the son she never had. To her dying day, she missed her beloved Boston Terrier Bonzye. In her earlier years she sang with The Revelations then went to work at Cannon Mills and she was a charter member of Charity Baptist Church. She loved to bake as well as cake decorating and her favorite cake was a pound cake.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter Tajon Corriher “Tater Bug” Burgess and husband Jesse Burgess; Edith Oakley, Butch Hammett, Ailene McCombs, Judy Overcash, Junior and Linda Steelman, Jimmy Steelman, Carol Steelman; as well as too many nieces and nephews to list, Rev. RJ “Beaver” Hammond, Patsy and Randy Taylor and grand-animals Jedi and Gaea.

Preceding her in death were William “Butch” Corriher (second husband), Michael Steelman (first husband), Evelyn & A.B. Hammett, Beulah & Franklin G. Rufty, Grace Osbourne, Rev. John Rufty, Franklin G. Rufty Jr., Martha and James “Jim” Steelman, Donald Steelman, Dianne Steelman Pinkston, Buddy Overcash and Richard Roseman.

Visitation: 6:00 – 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 24 in the Parlor at First Baptist Church, 223 North Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144-Council Street Entrance.

Service: 7:00 P.M., Monday, April 24 in the Chapel at First Baptist Church with the Rev. R.J. “Beaver” Hammond officiating.