Rethia Sanford Dotson: Obituary


Mrs. Rethia Sanford Dotson, age 93, of Ellijay, died Friday October 11, 2019.

Mrs. Dotson was born June 22, 1926, in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late, Benjamin and Viola Crawford Sanford. She was a homemaker and member of the Crossroads Baptist Church.  Her parents, husband, Jessie Dotson, son, Winford Dotson, daughter-in-law, Deborah Dotson and 11 siblings preceded her in death.

Survivors include: sons and daughters-in-law; Jackie and Deborah Dotson, Sonny and Elizabeth Dotson and Jim Dotson all of Ellijay, daughters and son-in-law’s; Annette and Rev. Randy McClure, Barbara Westmoreland, Betty Sue and Dortis Newton, Louise and Rev. Roy Griggs all of Ellijay, Sissy and Clint Jackson, Chatsworth, brother; Harold Sanford, Ellijay, sisters; Juanita Long and Josephine Creger, both of Dalton, 17 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 am from the Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Patterson, Rev. Randy McClure, Rev. Sammy Adams, Rev. Jeff Hollifield and Rev. Jamie Dotson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

The family will meet with friends Sunday from 12 noon until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the Crossroads Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Dotson, and the family request no food be brought to the funeral home.

Bernhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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