Dorothy Lassiter Steele passed away August 20, 2012, at her home in Covington. She was 86 years of age at the time of her death. Born in Newton County to the late Elwood and Georgia Lassiter, Mrs. Steele graduated with honors from Covington High School in 1942. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she began teaching at Porterdale, where she taught fifth and sixth grades for most of her teaching career. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and carried her love for teaching into her church work, having taught Sunday School for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. She was a loving home maker and enjoyed working with flowers. Mrs. Steele was preceded in death by her son, Hugh Steele, Jr.; parents, Elwood Gray and Georgia (Salter) Lassiter; brothers, E.G. Lassiter, Luke Lassiter, William Lassiter; and sister, Gladys Vaughn. Mrs. Steele is survived by her husband of 65 years, Hugh Steele; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Wayne Parrott; grandson, Ben Rivers and wife Mandy; great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Rivers; sister, Velma Prescott, all of Covington; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Mrs. Steele will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 22, at First Baptist Church in Covington, with Rev. Len Strozier and Rev. Jack Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in High Point Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Tuesday, August 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. to place online condolences 770-786-7062