APPLING, Ga.- Mrs. Viola Bell Tankersley Dozier, 91 of Appling, Ga., entered into rest January 1, 2005 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward A. Tankersley and her husband, Vernon Dozier.
She was the loving mother of two daughters, Genie Bufford and Linda Jordan; two sons, Larry Tankersley and his wife, Susan and Allen Tankersley, all of Winfield, Ga.; three step-children, Faye Dozier of Appling, Ga., Chris Dozier of Maryland and Terry Dozier of N.C.; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dozier was the daughter of the late Carlton Bell and the late Laura Mansfield Bell. She was born in Wilkes County, Ga., but had been a lifelong resident of the Winfield Community. She was retired from Kingsley Mill and was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Dunn's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mark Taylor and Rev. Dan White officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5970 Cobbham Road, Appling, Ga., 30802 or Dunn's Chapel Methodist Church, 6563 Ridge Road, Appling, Ga., 30802.