She retired as co-owner after many years as the office manager of the West TN Psychological Group in Paris.
Dorothy was born October 4, 1956, to the late L.T. Mayo and the late Sarah Runions Mayo.
She was married November 21, 1988, to Dan Emerson, who preceded her in death on April 6, 2010.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. The body is to be cremated.
A private burial of cremains will be in Walker Cemetery in Paris.
Memorials may be made to The Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway Floor 4, New York, NY 10006-3111.