Sarah Louise Chancey Dolan


Sarah Louise Chancey Dolan, of Chattahoochee, Florida, age 94, went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2022. She was born on May 27, 1928, at her home in Hardee County, Florida to Edmund and Margaret Johns Chancey. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, William Pierce (W.P.) Dolan; son-in-law, Bill Johnson; brothers, Sam, Reid, and Lewis Chancey; sisters, Gracie McLeod, Edith Gay, Mellie Martin, and Theo Norris.

She is survived by her son, Mike (Debbie) Dolan; daughter, Jan Johnson; grandchildren, Michaeline (Allen) Sheffield, Mike Dolan, Jr. (fiancé Miranda Kelly), Mary (Bart) Cowherd, and Sarah Kathryn Johnson; great grandchildren, Blake (Hannah), Brandon and Savanna Sheffield; Lilli Rozier, and Delaney Dolan and step-grandchildren, Lexie and Alton McLendon; great-great grandchild, Sawyer Gilley; sister, Margaret Ward, and several special nieces and nephews. She also had her lifelong friends: Bobbie Kimrey, Ann Johnson, and Carol Potter. The family would like to thank Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee for their wonderful care of Mrs. Sarah.

Sarah graduated in 1947 from Wauchula High School and shortly thereafter entered nursing school at Florida State Hospital where she met the love of her life. Love won and they married on February 14, 1949. She enjoyed working as a teller at the Gadsden State Bank for 28 years and always had a smile on her face for her customers. After retiring she spent many happy years helping to raise Sarah Kathryn, Blake, Brandon, and Savanna, which she loved dearly. She also was a wonderful cook and would feed anyone, anytime day or night. Her potato salad and blackberry jelly were legendary.

She was a long-time member of Chattahoochee First Baptist Church and the Conquerors Sunday School Class where she held the office of secretary. Through the years she also taught many ages in Sunday School and was a founding member of the Jewel’s Reas WMU. She also was a wonderful volunteer in her daughter’s kindergarten class and received Volunteer of the Year from Sneads Elementary.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. May Sarah’s memory always be a blessing.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, in the First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee at 11:00 AM eastern time with burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


  1. Sarah Dolan was my short time neighbor, yet she showed more love to me in that short time than neighbors years of a lifetime. I will the rest of my life forever love her and miss her Thank you God for placing my Godly neighbor next door to me in His Holy Name I pray amen.


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