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Ms. Dorothy "Dot" S. Whitaker

DEARING, Ga. - Ms. Dorothy "Dot" S. Whitaker, 80, wife of the late Macon E. Whitaker and daughter of the late Martin Andrew and Jessie Phillips Stapleton, entered into rest Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held at Fort Creek Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Phil Bray and Todd Upchurch officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Dot was born in Jefferson County and was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church. She owned and operated several businesses in and around the Wrens area. She was very outgoing and outspoken. She loved fishing, camping and being outdoors. Dot's survivors include her three children, Harold E. (Sandra) Whitaker, Glenn S. (Teresa) Whitaker, and Deborah (Wayne) McCorkle; a brother, James L. Stapleton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, and a long time companion Ray Clark; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Lance Irby, Hugh Hobbs, Kenan Reese, Travis Whitaker, Randy Walden and Lynn Jerry Reeves Sr. Honorary memorials may be made to Fort Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, C/O Brenda Reeves 830 Kamel Dr. Augusta Ga. 30909. The family would like to express thanks to the staff of Gibson Health and Rehabilitation and United Hospice. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010

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