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Graveside Service

Rock Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery
Sunday July 24th, 2022

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Rock Spring United Methodist Church
Sunday July 24th, 2022

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Dorcas Bragg Caul

Dorcas Bragg Caul of Faber, VA died July 13, 2022 at the age of 96. 

She was the wife of Fred E. Caul who preceded her in death January, 1990.  Her son Fred Caul, Jr. (Chuck) also preceded her in death April, 2020 as well as three sisters and one brother.

Dorcas was born July 19, 1925 in Shipman, Virginia and was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel Bragg.

Dorcas worked at James Lambert’s Store in Faber earlier in her life and later at Nelson Manufacturing Co. in Lovingston, VA.  In her spare time, she wrote poetry and for many years did so for her church, Rock Spring United Methodist in Faber where she has been a member since 1953 having sung in the choir there for many years as well.

She is survived by her daughter, Rachel R. Caul of Faber, VA; granddaughter, Tammy C. Mawyer of Crozet, VA and her son Chuck’s special friend, Betty Gayle Huber of Charlotteville, VA.  Also surviving are two great-grandsons, Aaron Matheny (Kim) and Andrew Matheny (Brittany) and four great-great granddaughters, Riley, Chloe, Lily Ann, and Paisley Matheny.

Also, left to cherish her memory is her special sister-in-law, Sadie C. Hunt of Covesville, VA; devoted cousins, Eunice Gunter and Nora Thompson of Charlottesville, VA; nephew, Joseph E. Spalone of Long Island, NY; three special nieces, Cynthia Brown of Palmyra, VA, Debra Green of Earlysville, VA and Theresa Staton of Covesville, VA who did her hair for many years; two dear friends, Shelby Kitchen and Diana Tyler who always treated her like their family.  Tammy’s mother, Mary Lou Fitzgerald and brother, Jason Fitzgerald still took time for Nanny as well.  Her Faber friends and other family members are too numerous to list, but they know she treasured each and every one of them.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Rock Spring United Methodist Church in Faber with Pastor Hillary Evans officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Dorcas to Rock Spring Church’s Roof Fund at P.O. Box 43, Faber, Virginia 22938.

The family wishes to praise and give thanks to the team at Hospice of the Piedmont and Dr. Lindsay Friesen and her nurse, Libby for the care and support they gave can’t be matched.

Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston, VA (434-263-4097).


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Rachael I am so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet lady and so much fun. I will always remember our trip to the circus. My heart and prayers are with you.

Jane Brookman Jul 18 2022 1:37 PM

She was a very special lady who always had a smile and kind words. My love and prayers to Rachel and family.🌹💕🌹

Linda Grubb Jul 16 2022 2:50 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Dorcas. My love and prayers go out to all family members.

Janet Goode Jul 15 2022 1:09 PM

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Tammy Caul Jul 14 2022 5:23 PM

Rachel, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My sincerest condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Doris Drumheller Jul 14 2022 4:53 PM

Prayers for the family

Diana and Donald Mays Jul 14 2022 4:49 PM

Such a sweet lady. Our condolences and prayers for all, especially for Rachel, during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
I don’t have your number Rachel, but mine is 434-981-7730. God Bless.

Nancy Grant Jul 14 2022 3:33 PM

Dorcas, you are finally at peace. I will miss our long phone calls. Rachel, everyone should be blessed with a daughter like you. You were there for Dorcas till the end.

Love always, Carolyn

Carolyn Jul 14 2022 3:31 PM