She was born in Dugger on July 30, 1925, the daughter of Rellie Ray Parks and Tressa Mae Hubble.
Dorothy was a homemaker and a factory worker at Keller Chair Factory and Sarkes Tarzan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Kenneth Maddox, her step-mother, Julia Parks, her husband, James Cooksey, an infant daughter, one brother, Garland Parks, an infant sister,and one grand-daughter, Denise Wolfe.
Survivors include three sons, Mike Cooksey (Sandy) , Bill Cooksey (Teresa), and Steve Cooksey all of Linton, one daughter, Sandra Hamilton (James) Pensacola, Fla., 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Dugger Cemetery with the Rev. Loren Mejean officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger.