Dorothy Rucker Graham Scholarship
The Dorothy Rucker Graham Scholarship was established in 2006 by Dorothy’s daughters, Angela G. Robinson and Dr. Regina Graham. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Davie High School each year that has a financial need and shows success to achieve academically.
Dorothy is the daughter of the late James and Ila Rucker. She graduated Valedictorian at DC Training School in 1953. She continued her education at Salisbury Business College. Working in funeral service became her lifetime career. She was licensed as the first female funeral director in Davie County in 1962. She is also a licensed Notary Public, North Carolina Insurance Agent, and certified by the American Red Cross as a Disaster Coordinator and Shelter Coordinator.
After working in the funeral industry for forty years, she opened her own business, Graham Funeral Home, Inc. in 1997. Mrs. Graham is a member of the North Carolina Funeral Directors, the Mocksville Rotary Club, Davie Business Women Association, and Healthy Carolinians. She is supportive to Davie County United Way, Relay for Life, CareNet, Davie Domestic Violence, and Smart Start. She has served several terms as a board member of Davie County Dept. of Social Service, and is a member of Clement Grove Church of God where she has served as Treasurer for over thirty years.
Mrs. Graham’s motto is: “Set your goal, pursue it diligently, and let nothing cause you to come short of success.”
The Dorothy Rucker Graham Scholarship is available to a high school senior who demonstrates academic ability, needing financial assistance.