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Jane Spence Doby

January 23, 1934 ~ July 31, 2021 (age 87)


Jane Spence Doby was born January 23, 1934 in Siler City NC, the daughter of Ben Lambert Spence and Georgia Gray Spence. She came to Raleigh to attend Meredith College, met and married Troy Alvin Doby. The two traveled extensively in Europe and Asia allowing her to photograph their travels.

In addition, she participated in many civic organizations particularly the Raleigh Women’s Club and was an avid bridge player. She was a member of Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh. She is pre-deceased by her husband Troy Doby of 63 years. She leaves behind her two sons Troy Doby, Jr. and Robert Gray Doby, both of Raleigh; her sister Martha Spence Blount of Rocky Mount; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Doby, Gray Doby and William Doby, all of Raleigh.

There will be a memorial service at Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh on Saturday August 21 in the Fellowship Hall at 1 followed by a service at 2 in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hayes Barton Baptist Church or the Raleigh Women’s Club.

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