Doris Cummins Hendrix, 89, of Vero Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at VNA Hospice House after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Knoxville, Tenn. and has lived in Vero Beach for 24 years, coming from Mount Laurel, N.J. She attended the University of Tennessee and was employed with the Manhattan project at Oak Ridge during World War II.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach.
Doris was also a member of the Moorings club, loved golf and bridge with her many friends and was an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and The Atlanta Braves.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Charles Lee Hendrix and is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Charles Kennon and Pamela Hudson Hendrix and her grandchildren Cooper Hudson Hendrix and Sawyer DeLay Hendrix of Vero Beach.
She was also instrumental in the lives of her niece and nephews Virginia Cummins Roberts and Robert Jeffrey Cummins of Tampa, Charles Scott Cummins of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and William Christopher Cummins of Tallahassee.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Regency Park, Harbor Chase and VNA Hospice of Indian River County for their kind attention.
Donations in the memory of Doris Cummins Hendrix may be made to VNA Hospice House, 1110 36th Street, Vero Beach, Fl. 32960 and the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach, 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Services will be at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m.., with Dr. G. Timothy Womack officiating.